Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.34
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.8 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2018 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2018 Tim Atkin Master of  Wine  - Medals of excellence - 93
2018 Old Mutual Competition - Bronze
2018 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold

Vintage 2018
2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91 Points

Tasting Notes

Lime marmalade with toasted buttery notes on the palate, citrus character runs true, supported by just a touch of fine-grain oak and a finish of browned butter.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold 
Elevation: 350m

About The Harvest

The trend is that our harvests are getting earlier and earlier. The old vine chardonnay produced yet another outstanding crop.
Yield: 5t/ha

In The Cellar

The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 25% New oak and 75% older oak was used.

Additional Information

Kapokberg translated as “snowy mountain”. In days gone, this hill, covered in white Spring flowers, resembled a snow-capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2020 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2019 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2018 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2016 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2015 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2014 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2013 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay

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