Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2014

A continuation of the previous vintage with a nose of toasted farm bread with lashings of butter and zesty lime and marmalade. An elegant Chardonnay, well integrated with the wood and brimming with citrus flavours.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

Kapokberg translated as “snowy mountain”. In days gone by, 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.

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

about the harvest: The harvest was earlier this year. Summer rains resulted in partial rot settling in and so the ripe and healthy grape bunches had to be sorted by hand before picking.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 15% New oak and 85% older oak was used.

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