Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
Appellation - Coastal Region

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Soft


Accolades

2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence - Gold
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars

Tasting Notes

A down to earth, ripe fruit driven blended red wine. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.

Blend Information

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Franc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

This is a fantastic vintage. Optimal ripeness was obtained in all four cultivars.
Yield: 7 t/ha


In The Cellar

During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300L French Oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. At 10 months the different components are blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.


Other Vintages

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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2020 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 1.5L 2019 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2019 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2018 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2017 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 1.5L 2017 Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 1.5L Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015 1.5L Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2008 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2007 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2006 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2005 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2004 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2003 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2002 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2001 Lukas Wentzel Merlot

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