Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.90 %vol
pH - 3.30
RS - 2.88 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

The wine displays aromas of grapefruit and guava on the nose followed by mouth watering acidity and upfront citrus fruit on the palate.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1993—2002
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Yield: 10 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 280m

About The Harvest

We experienced a warmer than usual picking season, which made securing optimal ripeness a bit of a challenge. We set out early morning to hand-pick before the temperatures picked up. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes harvested displayed good concentration of ripe fruit.

In The Cellar

After sorting, destemming and crushing, 50% of the grapes had skin contact for 6-12 hours. Only the free-run juice was used for this wine. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the lees for 2 months. The challenge in the cellar is always to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes.


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