Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2018

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.0 %vol
pH - 3.39
RS - 1.5 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

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


Accolades

2018 Gold Wine Awards - Gold


Tasting Notes

A Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying tropical fruit flavours. A fresh lively acidity livens the palate with a finish of guava and green apple flavours.

Blend Information

50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

We went into the 2018 harvest with the lowest winter rainfall in three years since 1933. Focus was therefore to balance optimum ripeness before stressing out the vines. More open canopies and cooler but sunny conditions helped to achieve that. We also harvested slightly earlier on sugar ripeness but we still achieved to capture nice fruit.

Yield: 7t/ha

In The Cellar

The two varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines. Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive winemaking are followed. These two components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.



Other Vintages

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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2020 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2017 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2016 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2006 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2005 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc

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