Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 13.38 %vol
pH - 3.33
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.8 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

Grapefruit and citrus flavors are in abundance on the nose and palate. This vintage has fresh acidity, beautiful minerality, vibrant, racy and zesty structure.

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 grapes was harvested in cooler conditions

Yield: 7t/ha

In The Cellar

Our first vintage since 1999 not using the same Chardonnay sites. First Substantial fruit from our new site was added to this 2018 Unwooded Chardonnay. It immediately made a contribution to the variation and complexity of this final blend. Overall even with the drought, the chardonnay vineyards produced beautiful ripe and healthy fruit.

During the crushing and fermentation kept at low temperatures. Fermentation is only done in stainless steel tanks, no wood is added. We have the wine on the lees for up to 3 months depending on the vintage.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2020 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2019 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2015 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2014 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
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Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2010 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2009 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2008 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2007 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2006 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2005 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2004 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2003 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2002 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2001 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2000 Francois van Zyl Chardonnay

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