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Groote Post Riesling 2014

This wine displays beautiful rose petal and peach fragrances on the nose, ginger and spice tantalize the palate. The wine has a long, lingering aftertaste. This vintage is slightly drier than the previous although still classed as off-dry.


variety : Weisser Riesling | 100% Weisser Riesling
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 11.9 g/l  pH : 3.16  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Semi Sweet  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine - Medals of Excellence - 91
2016 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
in the vineyard : Vines planted: 2007
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary 
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250 m

about the harvest: Botrytis rot in Riesling vineyards is always a threat and 2014, with its late summer rains, proved to be one of those botrytis years. Bunch selection when picking was key this year, making sure we only picked the healthiest fruit.
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : The grapes were destemmed and left on the skins for 6 hours. Only the free-run juice from the press was used for fermentation in the stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was stopped at a sugar level of 12g/l by cooling down the wine to 5˚ C.

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