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Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Complex and stylish, with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and pencil shavings. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate, with a lovely long finish.
Technical Analysis
alc 14.5
rs 2.3
pH 3.52
ta 5.6
Wine Information
Winemaker Gyles Webb & Rudi Schultz
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
BlendPercent 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
FoodSuggest A perfect accompaniment to grilled beef, especially with a Béarnaise sauce and rocket salad.
Ageing Already drinking well, and will develop further with age.
Cellar Yeasts: Natural occurring yeasts
Fermentation temp: 27 °C

Method: De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over for 8 days, left for 3 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.

Wood maturation: 18 months in barrel. 45% new French oak, balance in older barrels.
Harvest Picking date: 23 February
Grape sugar: Approximately 25.5 °B
Acidity: 5.9 - 6.2 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.45 - 3.66
Vineyard Root stock: 101-14, R110 & R99
Soil type: Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines: Planted 1988, 1989 & 2002
Plant density: 3200 vines per hectare
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: 2-bud spurs every 15cm
Yield: Approximately 7.3 tons per hectare
Irrigation - Supplementary drip
Vintage: Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
body Full
style Very Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Thelema
R300.00 per bottle
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