Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.46
RS - 3.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 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

Tasting Notes

A fresh Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying guava and golden delicious apple flavours. A fresh, lively acidity livens the palate with a finish of passionfruit flavours.


Ageing Potential

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

Blend Information

60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon

In The Vineyard

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


About The Harvest

Above average temperatures in January made this a challenging vintage for white variatals. Our proximity to the Atlantic did however ease this heat somewhat. Canopy management aimed at better leaf cover was also an aid.
Yield: 7t/ha


In The Cellar

The three varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines. Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive wine making are followed. These three components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.



Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2020 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2019 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2018 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2017 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2016 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2007 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2006 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2005 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc

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