Groote Post Shiraz 2009

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wenztel
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 3.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Accolades

2011 Veritas Awards - Gold
2011 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze

Tasting Notes

The 2009 continues the precedent of a full-bodied and generous wine displaying characteristic scents of white pepper and violets on the nose with dark fruit and a full array of spices on the palate presented in a smooth and elegant style.

Ageing Potential

Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

Food match like Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 2001, 2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold

About The Harvest

It was our first vintage that we used 100% of our own fruit. We controlled the production by leaving only one bunch/bearer, to try and optimize ripeness.

Balling Harvested: 26° Balling
Yield: 6t/ha

In The Cellar

We split our fermentation by using open tanks and pump-over fermenters. Some of the grapes only spent a week on the skins, while others spent almost 4 weeks. The idea is to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 12 months in 300l barrels, of which 20% was in American oak.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Shiraz 2018 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2017 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2016 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2015 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2014 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2013 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2012 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2011 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2009 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2008 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2007 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2004 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2003 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2002 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2001 Lukas Wentzel Shiraz

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