Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 - SOLD OUT

Tropical, citrus and guava flavours are in abundance on the nose and palate.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Dacanter Chardonnay Panel: Recommended at 86 Points
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Veritas - Silver
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

ageing : pThis vintage has a full and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential./p

in the vineyard : 

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

about the harvest: 

The chardonnay grows on the highest hill on the property and thus the coolest spot. Cool is a relative word especially as the 2016 harvest was characterized by very dry and hot conditions. Harvest was a week earlier than 2015.

Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : 

The unwooded style of Chardonnay is about maintaining freshness, therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14° - 18° C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasted 12 days. The wine spent 3 months on the lees before filtration and bottling.

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