Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Coastal Region

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Soft


Accolades

2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars

Tasting Notes

A down to earth, easy drinking soft and smooth blended red wine. White pepper, spice and raspberry are prominent on the nose with soft and ripe tannins giving an elegant finish.

Blend Information

50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Roast leg of lamb and The Old Man's Blend Steak Roll.

In The Vineyard

With every new vintage we need to improve the quality of this red blend. The effort to produce beautiful ripe fruit and the selection therefore becomes a passion.

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Yield: 7 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

 

About The Harvest

Each cultivar is picked at optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300L French Oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. At 10 months the different components are blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 1.5L 2019 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2019 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2018 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2017 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 1.5L 2017 Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 1.5L Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015 1.5L Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2008 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2007 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2006 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2005 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2004 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2003 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2002 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2001 Lukas Wentzel Merlot

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