Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Thelema Sauvignon Blanc

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Unwooded and well-balanced, with fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, and a full grassy palate.

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WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc – lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full palate that is perfectly balanced.Unwooded and well-balanced, with fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, and a full palate and zesty finish.

MATURATION Drinking well now, and will develop well for 2-3 years.

FOOD PAIRING As an apertif, or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, oysters, scallops and chicken.

VITICULTURAL PRACTICES

Root stock: Clones 133 ER, SV 316D, 159C, 11R and 7A R99 and R110

Soil type: Hutton – decomposed granite

Age of vines: Planted 1985, 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2007

Plant density: 2100-3200 vines per ha

Trellising: Vertical hedge

Pruning: 2-bud spurs every 15cm and Cane Pruning

Yield: approx. 12t/ha

Irrigation: supplementary drip

Vintage: The earliest recorded harvest in Sutherland history! Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.

Picking dates: 26 January – 15th February

Grape sugar: 22°B

Acidity: 7.57

pH at harvest: 3.28

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