Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.38
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Gold
FNB Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Top 10 Wines - Finalist

Tasting Notes

An explosion of fruit driven by lime, gooseberry and kiwi fruit, is underpinned by a thread of minerality. A lively wine with an intense palate that lingers making this a pleaser for any occasion.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m

About The Harvest

The lead up to vintage 2012 was dry, but cooler than previous vintages. Our supplementary irrigation proved a lifesaver in our second dry year in a row. The different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked between 21° - 23° balling sugar ripeness.

Yield: 8.5t/ha

In The Cellar

The challenge in the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes delivered. After sorting, destemming and crushing, 50%of the grapes had skin contact. The best free run juice made up the components of this wine. The wine had lees contact for 2 months.


Other Vintages

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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 1999 Adi Badenhorst Sauvignon Blanc

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