Thelema, Riesling 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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SKU
Thelema_Riesling_750ml_2017
R125

Critic Score

90
PG

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'Distinctive 2017 from estate’s oldest block, planted 1984. Floral notes vie with stonefruit, bottle age intensifies the flavours, racy, fresh & dry. Sleek body, hard to resist. More mineral than 2016 (4 stars, 88 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (90/100)

'Made in off dry style, showing fragrant spice on the nose, and flavours of yellow fruit and lime on the palate. The wine shows a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity.' – Thelema
More Information
Alcohol 12.5%
Technical analysis RS: 7.3 g/L | TA: 6.9 g/L | PH: 3.23
Variety Riesling
Blend information 100% Riesling
Rating PG 90
Winemaker Rudi Schultz and Duncan Clarke
Body Light-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information The name Thelema comes from the Abbey of Thélème, a place dreamt up by François Rabelais. He was a monk, a doctor and a writer in sixteenth-century France and his utopian Abbey went against the religious ideals of the day. Rabelais’ motto was ‘laughing and drinking are the proper characteristics of man...for by wine we become divine.’ Since Rabelais spent a lot of time thinking about and writing memorable quotes on wine, Thelema saw it fitting to name their vineyards after him.
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