Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 13 %vol
pH - 3.42
RS - 2.6 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Orange blossom and stone fruit are prominent on the nose. Steely minerality with lingering citrus fruit on the palate makes this wine your perfect summer companion.

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/Oak leaf
Yield: 7 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

One of the more difficult years for Chardonnay due to cold evenings and strong winds during our flower season. This also led to very low production and uneven ripening of the grapes. We harvested in stages to make sure we only receive optimal ripening fruit.

In The Cellar

The grapes was harvested in cooler conditions and 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 4 months depending on the vintage.


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