Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Fruit driven flavours of lime, gooseberry and kiwi fruit, underpinned by a thread of minerality. A lively wine with an intense palate that lingers. This vintage continues to impress as one of the top Sauvignon Blancs in South Africa.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.57 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars
2013 Wine of the Month - June
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze
2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze
2012 Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards - Gold
2012 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Wines - Finalist
in the vineyard : Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Yield: 8.5 tons/ha
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m

about the harvest: We are really blessed with very good growing conditions for Sauvignon Blanc. Add to this consistent weather conditions and you have fruit that produces top quality wine year after year. We also persisted with our open canopy regime to guarantee wines with a lot of fruit and depth.

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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