Thelema Chardonnay 2013

Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours compliment the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish. Winemaker's Comments: This wine has a beautiful light straw colour. Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours compliment the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.

Full flavoured dishes such as lobster, tuna, chicken and pork.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : gyles webb & rudi schultz
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.57 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.9 g/l  
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : Good now, will develop well for 3 years.

in the vineyard : Varietal Chardonnay:  Clones CY3 & CY5
Root stock:   101 - 14, R110
Soil type:  Hutton - decomposed granite
Age of vines:  Planted 1985, 1986
Plant density:  3432 vines per hectare
Trellising:  Vertical hedge
Pruning:  2-bud spurs every 12cm
Yield:  Approximately 7.6 t/ha
Irrigation:  Supplementary drip
Vintage:  A warm to hot vintage, with perfect ripening conditions resulting in some great white wines. Little rain meant it was practically a disease free year.

about the harvest: Yeasts D522
Fermentation temp 19 °C
Method De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled in horizontal stainless steel tanks and fermented in 228 L
French oak barrels.

in the cellar : Wood maturation 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, balance in 3rd/4th fill
Battonage Barrels stirred every two weeks.
Second Fermentation 100% of the bottling completed malolactic fermentation in barrel
Production 29100 bottles

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