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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.12
RS : 3.7 g/l
Total Acid : 6.9 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence 91
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Silver
2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards - Silver
Tasting Notes

On the nose fragrances of white stone fruit with quartz-like minerality greets you and a touch of asparagus rounds it off. The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours.

Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard

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

About The Harvest

Weather patterns are definitely changing. 2016 was an early harvest but 2017 was earlier still by 4 days. This was the end result of a long, dry and warm summer. 2017 was a challenge for the fruit driven white varietals. These unfavourable conditions were countered by good canopy management and early morning picking.

Yield: 10 t/ha

In The Cellar

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


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Tel: +27.224922825   Fax: +27.862713993   Email: wine@grootepost.co.za  
P.O. Box 103, Darling, 7345, South Africa