Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 14.40 %vol
pH - 3.53
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Accolades

Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze

Tasting Notes

An appealing citrus and hint of lime nose with a generous palate of marmalade and preserved ginger. Its full flavours and good length with a lively acid structure makes this an ideal food wine.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

An ideal food partner, especially with Asian and Fusion cuisine.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Clones: CY: 235C; 289B; 270B
Yield: 5t/ha
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

We selected our grapes and vineyard blocks especially to make this style of wine. We harvested a little bit earlier to capture more fruit and acid freshness.

In The Cellar

We try to maintain freshness in this style of chardonnay, so therefore we work in very cold, ± 18° C, conditions during the whole crushing and skin contact period. After that we allow the wine to ferment at temperatures between 14° C - 18° C. It takes about 12 days to finish fermentation.

The wine was kept on the lees for not longer than a month and a half.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2020 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2019 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2015 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2014 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2013 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2012 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2010 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2009 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2008 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2007 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2006 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2005 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2004 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2003 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2002 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2001 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2000 Francois van Zyl Chardonnay

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