Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.40
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence - Gold
2017 Ultra Value Wine Challenge - Silver
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Silver

Tasting Notes

A Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying tropical fruit flavours. A fresh lively acidity livens the palate with a finish of guava and green apple flavours.

Blend Information

60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon

In The Vineyard

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


About The Harvest

The 2017 harvest had cooler conditions than 2016, contributing to longer ripening and fruit development. The picking of the different varietals was also much more spread out, allowing us to focus on quality and optimum ripeness.

Yield: 7t/ha


In The Cellar

The three varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines. Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive wine making are followed. These three components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.



Other Vintages

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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2021 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2020 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2019 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2018 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2017 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2016 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2007 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2006 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2005 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc

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