Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2016

A combination of ripe tropical fruit, gooseberries, figs and guava give this wine many layers of flavours. This vintage is riper and fuller on the palate.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : 0  

AWARDS
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
in the vineyard : 

Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended mobeable Perold
Elevation: 280m

about the harvest: 

Weather patterns are definitely changing. 2015 was an early harvest but 2016 was earlier still, by 4 days. This was the end result of a long, dry and warm summer. 2016 Is a challenge for the fruit driven white varietals. These less than favourable conditions were countered by good canopy management and early morning picking.

Yield: 10 t/ha

in the cellar : 

The Challenge is the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes. After sorting, destemming and crushing 50% of the grapes had skin contact for 6 - 12 hours. Only the freerun juice was used for this wine. The wine was fermented in stainless steal tanks and left on the lees for 2 months.

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