Groote Post Shiraz 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wenztel
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.32 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 2.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

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


Accolades

2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ stars

Tasting Notes

The 2012 vintage is 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: 2001, 2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold

This west sloped, gravel soiled site is starting to produce consistent and outstanding quality Shiraz. As in life, we also age to get balance in our lives and this seems to be what happened with this block of Shiraz. This vintage is a good example of the constant improvement of the quality of our Shiraz.

About The Harvest

Yield: 6t/ha
Balling Harvested: 25.26° Balling

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 was to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 13 months in 300l barrels, of which 15% 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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