Groote Post Riesling 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Weisser Riesling
Alcohol - 11.83 %vol
pH - 3.10
RS - 8.7 g/l
Total Acid - 7.5 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Semi Sweet


Accolades

2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Bronze

Tasting Notes

This wine displays beautiful rose petal, grapefruit and pineapple fragrances on the nose and ginger and spice abound on the palate. The wine has a long, lingering mid palate with generous acidity carrying the wine through to the end.


Blend Information

100% Weisser Riesling

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 2007
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary 
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250 m


About The Harvest

The 2015/2016 summer was a challenging one with high temperatures and dry conditions. We left more leaf in the canopy to protect the grapes and gave supplementary irrigation to help the ripening. We were able to harvest at optimal ripeness maintaining fruit and acidity.

Yield: 7t/ha


In The Cellar

The grapes were destemmed and only the free-run juice was used. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 10 days where after fermentations was stopped by cooling the juice to 6° C. The wine spent 3 months on the lees.



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Groote Post Riesling 2017 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2016 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
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Groote Post Riesling 2014 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
Groote Post Riesling 2013 Lukas Wentzel Weisser Riesling
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