Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.43
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 6.9 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Accolades

2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Bronze
2017 Dacanter Chardonnay Panel: Recommended at 86 Points

Tasting Notes

Pineapple, citrus flavours are in abundance on the nose and palate. This vintage has fresh acidity and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential.

Ageing Potential

This vintage has a full and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m


About The Harvest

The chardonnay vineyard site is 400m above sea level attracting the full cooling effect of the cold Atlantic. The 2017 harvest went through with very few hot days and the evenings were cooler than most years yielding superior fruit.

In The Cellar

The unwooded style of Chardonnay is about maintaining freshness, therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14° - 18° C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasted 12 days. The wine spent 3 months on the lees before filtration and bottling.



Other Vintages

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