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Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2016
Technical Analysis
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.34
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 6.8 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity

2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
Tasting Notes
Lime marmalade with toasted buttery notes on the palate, citrus character runs true, supported by just a touch of fine grain oak and a finish of browned butter.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold 
Elevation: 350m
About The Harvest
The trend is that our harvests are getting earlier and earlier. The old vine chardonnay produced yet another outstanding crop.
Yield: 5t/ha
In The Cellar
The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 25% New oak and 75% older oak was used.
Additional Information
Kapokberg translated as “snowy mountain”. In days gone, this hill, covered in white Spring flowers, resembled a snow capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.

Other Vintages
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2016 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2015 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2014 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2013 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay

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