Groote Post Riesling 2014

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Weisser Riesling
Alcohol - 12.5 %vol
pH - 3.16
RS - 11.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.7 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Semi Sweet


Accolades

2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine - Medals of Excellence - 91
2016 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver

Tasting Notes

This wine displays beautiful rose petal and peach fragrances on the nose, ginger and spice tantalize the palate. The wine has a long, lingering aftertaste. This vintage is slightly drier than the previous although still classed as off-dry.

Blend Information

100% Weisser Riesling

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 2007
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary 
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250 m

About The Harvest

Botrytis rot in Riesling vineyards is always a threat and 2014, with its late summer rains, proved to be one of those botrytis years. Bunch selection when picking was key this year, making sure we only picked the healthiest fruit.
Yield: 7t/ha

In The Cellar

The grapes were destemmed and left on the skins for 6 hours. Only the free-run juice from the press was used for fermentation in the stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was stopped at a sugar level of 12g/l by cooling down the wine to 5˚ C.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Riesling 2019 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2018 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2017 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2016 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2015 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2014 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2013 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2012 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2010 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling

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