Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012

An explosion of fruit driven by lime, gooseberry and kiwi fruit, is underpinned by a thread of minerality. A lively wine with an intense palate that lingers making this a pleaser for any occasion.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Gold
FNB Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Top 10 Wines - Finalist
in the vineyard : Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m

about the harvest: The lead up to vintage 2012 was dry, but cooler than previous vintages. Our supplementary irrigation proved a lifesaver in our second dry year in a row. The different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked between 21° - 23° balling sugar ripeness.

Yield: 8.5t/ha

in the cellar : The challenge in the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes delivered. After sorting, destemming and crushing, 50%of the grapes had skin contact. The best free run juice made up the components of this wine. The wine had lees contact for 2 months.

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