Whilst not yet fully organic certified, Thelema is a practising organic following a policy of minimum interference, allowing the wines to be a true expression of each vineyard.
Sourced from established vineyards planted in 1984, 1985 and 1993 on Hutton (decomposed granite) soils at a density of 3200 to 3700 vines per ha. Vineyard practices include vertical hedge trellising and pruning the spurs of the vine to 2 buds every 15 cms, irrigation is by supplementary drip. Harvesting took place by hand from 2nd to 17th February and yielded 8.3t/ha. The grapes were de-stalked, crushed and pressed before cold settling and racking from the gross lees. A cool fermentation followed at 14 degrees C and the wine was allowed a period of ageing in steel before bottling and release.
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