Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.51
RS - 1.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

Tasting Notes

A combination of ripe tropical fruit, gooseberries, figs and guava give this wine many layers of flavours. This vintage is riper and fuller on the palate.


Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended mobeable Perold
Elevation: 280m


About The Harvest

Weather patterns are definitely changing. 2015 was an early harvest but 2016 was earlier still, by 4 days. This was the end result of a long, dry and warm summer. 2016 Is a challenge for the fruit driven white varietals. These less than favourable conditions were countered by good canopy management and early morning picking.

Yield: 10 t/ha


In The Cellar

The Challenge is the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes. After sorting, destemming and crushing 50% of the grapes had skin contact for 6 - 12 hours. Only the freerun juice was used for this wine. The wine was fermented in stainless steal tanks and left on the lees for 2 months.



Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2000 Francois van Zyl Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 1999 Adi Badenhorst Sauvignon Blanc

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