2018 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2018 Tim Atkin Master of Wine - Medals of excellence - 93
2018 Old Mutual Competition - Bronze
2018 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold
2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91 Points
Yellow stone fruit with hints of butterscotch are prominent on the nose. The palate displays minerality and grapefruit finishing with a long zesty acidity.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Yield: 5 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold
About The Harvest
Good rains in the lead up to 2019 harvest was a big improvement on the previous dry years. The summer was also cooler than previous years and will lead to more fruit driven wines.
In The Cellar
Our new cold room allowed us to ferment and age our chardonnay under temperature controlled fermentation and aging conditions. The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 8 months. 80% New oak and 20% older oak was used.
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.