Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.45
RS - 10.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars

Tasting Notes

This wine displays a remarkable fruitiness to it that lends to a sweeter style Chenin Blanc, which makes this a very drinkable wine indeed. The 2015 vintage has an abundance of apricot and guava flavours.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton / Oak leaf
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellishing: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 200m

About The Harvest

Very dry conditions in the Western Cape (August 2014 - May 2015) and earlier flowering contributed to a very early harvest. The earliest I have experienced since our first vintage in
1999. These conditions contributed to very small and compact bunches. The fruit were very healthy and because of this (and the smaller berries), very concentrated, fruit driven wine was the end result.

In The Cellar

The wine was tank fermented and made in a fresh style to maintain the natural flavours that were so plentiful this year.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2021 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2020 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2019 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2018 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2017 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2016 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2015 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2014 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2013 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2012 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2011 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2010 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2009 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2008 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2007 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2006 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2005 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2004 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2003 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2002 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2001 Lukas Wentzel Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2000 Francois van Zyl Chenin Blanc
Groote Post Chenin Blanc 1999 Francois van Zyl Chenin Blanc

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