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.
À_À_À_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
pH at harvest: 3.28