Groote Post Merlot 2000

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Francois van Zyl
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 1.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red


Tasting Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR TASTING AT CELLAR DOOR

Color: Dark purple hues with violet
Nose: Initial plummy/cinnamon and spice aromas with underlying raspberry and toasty wood. Well integrated and relatively complex
Palate: Sweet fullness raspberry /cherry palate. Flavors are well extracted with supple tannins providing backbone and length.

Blend Information

Merlot

In The Vineyard

Total Hectares: 16
Clones: MO181 & MO192 B
Rootstock: Richter 99 & 110
Trellising: 5 Wire- extended Perold -moveable foliage wires.
Irrigation: None
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Elevation: 180-240m above sea level on south facing slopes.
Age of vines: years

In The Cellar

All fruit is handpicked into baskets, after which grapes were crushed and de-stemmed, allowing 25% whole berries to pass through. SO² was added during crushing. The Merlot was pumped into open fermenters where a warm soak took place for three days, before inoculation The wine was pumped over 4 times in 24 hours and occasionally “racked and returned” with aeration to aid in colour extraction and stabilisation. Fermentation lasted 6 days and temperatures peaked at 30ºC. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 10 days after which the skins were pressed and underwent Malolactic Fermentation in the tank.


Other Vintages

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Groote Post Merlot 2019 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2018 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2017 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2016 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2015 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2014 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2013 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2012 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2011 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2010 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2009 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2008 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2007 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2006 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2005 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2004 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2003 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2002 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2001 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2000 Francois van Zyl Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 1999 Adi Badenhorst Merlot

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