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Thelema Eds Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Thelema Eds Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Thelema Eds Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Unwooded and well-balanced, with fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, and a full zesty palate.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.0
rs 2.3
pH 3.39
ta 6.5
Wine Information
Winemaker .
Variety Chardonnay
BlendPercent 100% Chardonnay
FoodSuggest The silky texture of this wine will match delicate and fine food such as shellfish or carpaccio.
Ageing Drinking well now, and will develop more complexity over the next 3 years.
Cellar Yeasts: D522
Fermentation temp: About 19°C
Method: De-stalk, crush, overnight skin-contact, pressed, settled in horizontal stainless steel tanks and fermented in 228 L French oak barrels, 15% new wood balance 2nd & 3rd fill barrels.
Battonage: Barrels stirred every two weeks to promote yeast autolysis.
Harvest Picking date: 19th January 2016
Grape sugar: 21.5 °B
Acidity: 7.78 g/L
pH at harvest: 3.42
Vineyard Rootstock: R99
Soil type: Hutton - decomposed granite
Age of vines: Planted 1985   
Plant density: 3989 vines per hectare
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: 2-bud spurs every 12 cm
Yield: Approximately 7.95 tons per ha
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Vintage: 2016 was generally a warm and dry vintage, an exceptionally dry winter followed by a warm and windy January resulted in decreased crop levels among all varietals.
body Medium
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Thelema
R195.00 per bottle
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