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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.60
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.2 g/l
Appellation : Coastal Region
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Soft


Accolades
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence - Gold
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
Tasting Notes
A down to earth, ripe fruit driven blended red wine. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.
Blend Information
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Franc
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m
About The Harvest

This is a fantastic vintage. Optimal ripeness was obtained in all four cultivars.
Yield: 7 t/ha

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.

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