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Thelema Sauvignon Blanc Mountain Estate 2007

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This is the first vintage harvested from Thelema's new vineyards in Elgin, which over the past few years has demonstrated it's ideal climatic conditions for producing premium quality Sauvignon Blanc. The vines were planted in 2002 on Hutton (decomposed granite) soils at a density of 3200 vines per ha. Pale gold in colour with youthful flashes of lime green, the nose is aromatic with pungent 'green' aromas of bell pepper and fresh crushed herbs. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and dry with a mouthwatering streak of minerals, hints of sub-tropical fruit and a layer of grassy gooseberry flavours that merge sublimely with the limey, crisp finish. Elegant and lengthy. A very refreshing glass by itself, or pair it with fresh crustaceans or white fish. Copes beautifully with spicy Eastern dishes.

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Thelema Mountain Vineyards:
The farm comprises 157 ha of land on the slopes of the Simonsberg. The elevation ranges from 370 to 640 meters above sea level of mainly south-facing slopes, making Thelema one of the highest and probably coolest wine farms in the Stellenbosch area. Although wine had been made on the farm in the early part of the century and table grapes produced until the late 1960's, there were no vines on th... Read more
The farm comprises 157 ha of land on the slopes of the Simonsberg. The elevation ranges from 370 to 640 meters above sea level of mainly south-facing slopes, making Thelema one of the highest and probably coolest wine farms in the Stellenbosch area. Although wine had been made on the farm in the early part of the century and table grapes produced until the late 1960's, there were no vines on the farm at the time of purchase. The 25 ha under cultivation consisted of plums, apples and pears in varying stages of degeneration. The neglected state of the farm could not detract from its charm - there are spectacular views of the Simonsberg, Drakenstein and Jonkershoek Mountains and the farm is dotted with enormous oak trees. It has, however, involved an enormous effort to convert Thelema into a wine farm. The farm workers housing has been renovated and new cottages built and the old Cape Victorian farmhouse restored. The orchards have gradually made way for vineyards and virgin mountainside cleared and prepared to increase the arable land to about 40 ha. Detailed tests of the soil have revealed them to be high potential decomposed granite with excellent water-retention capacity. Read less

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
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08/10/2008

Really nice, crisp SA SB. Not too over the top and very drinkable.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

A ripe, unwooded Sauvignon Blanc with intense gooseberry and all kinds of tropical flavors. This is a dry white wine with full-throttled fruit and a nice smooth texture.



This is the first vintage harvested from Thelema's new vineyards in Elgin, which over the past few years has demonstrated it's ideal climatic conditions for producing premium quality Sauvignon Blanc. The vines were planted in 2002 on Hutton (decomposed granite) soils at a density of 3200 vines per ha. Pale gold in colour with youthful flashes of lime green, the nose is aromatic with pungent 'green' aromas of bell pepper and fresh crushed herbs. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and dry with a mouthwatering streak of minerals, hints of sub-tropical fruit and a layer of grassy gooseberry flavours that merge sublimely with the limey, crisp finish. Elegant and lengthy. A very refreshing glass by itself, or pair it with fresh crustaceans or white fish. Copes beautifully with spicy Eastern dishes.

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