Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2016

A fresh Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying guava and golden delicious apple flavours. A fresh, lively acidity livens the palate with a finish of passionfruit flavours.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

ageing : 2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 starsbr /2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

in the vineyard : 

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

about the harvest: 

Above average temperatures in January made this a challenging vintage for white variatals. Our proximity to the Atlantic did however ease this heat somewhat. Canopy management aimed at better leaf cover was also an aid.
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : 

The three varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines. Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive wine making are followed. These three components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.

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