Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2015

An elegant chardonnay with a nose of almonds and lashings of butter and marmalade on the Palate. The wine is well integrated with the wood and has a creamy palate.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
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 trend is that our harvests are getting earlier and earlier. The old vine chardonnay produced yet another outstanding crop.
Yield: 5t/ha

in the cellar : The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 25% New oak and 75% older oak was used.

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