Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

Tasting Notes

A continuation of the previous vintage with a nose of toasted farm bread with lashings of butter and zesty lime and marmalade. An elegant Chardonnay, well integrated with the wood and brimming with citrus flavours.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold 
Elevation: 350m

About The Harvest

The harvest was earlier this year. Summer rains resulted in partial rot settling in and so the ripe and healthy grape bunches had to be sorted by hand before picking.

In The Cellar

The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 15% New oak and 85% older oak was used.

Additional Information

Kapokberg translated as “snowy mountain”. In days gone by, this hill, covered in white Spring flowers, resembled a snow capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2019 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2018 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2016 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2015 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2014 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2013 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay

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