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Thelema Chardonnay 2017

Thelema Chardonnay 2017
Thelema Chardonnay 2017
This wine has a beautiful light straw colour. Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours complement the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.0
rs 2.1
pH 3.29
ta 6.5
Wine Information
Winemaker gyles webb & rudi schultz
Variety Chardonnay
BlendPercent 100% Chardonnay
FoodSuggest Full flavoured dishes such as lobster, tuna, chicken and pork.
Ageing Drinking well now and will develop more complexity over the next 3 - 10 years.
Cellar Yeasts: D522
Fermentation temp: 19 °C
Wood maturation: 10 months in French oak barrels, 35% new, and the balance in 3rd/4th fill.
Battonage: Barrels stirred for several months.
Second Fermentation: The majority of this bottling completed malolactic fermentation in barrel
Harvest Picking date: 23nd January 2017
Grape sugar: 22.2 °B
Acidity: 7.94 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.27
Vineyard 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
Yield:  7-11 t/ha
Irrigation:  Supplementary drip
Vintage:  Cool nights throughout the growing season with dry warm days resulted in healthy grapes with smaller berries with great intensity of flavour.
body Medium
style Dry
taste Fragrant
type White
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Screwcap
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Thelema
R185.00 per bottle
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