Groote Post Shiraz 2015

This vintage displays white pepper and violets, which is typical of our region. Savory liquorice, smokey spice and a saltiness fill the palate. This is an intense Shiraz with a tight tannin structure.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Lukas Wenztel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

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: 2001,2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 200m

This west-facing vineyard block is a warmer site and with the vines at 13 years maturity is starting to produce consistent and outstanding Shiraz. The Glen Rosa soil, a well-balanced combination of gravel and clay, also contribute to making fine Shiraz.

about the harvest: 

Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation is split between using open top tanks for punching down the skin cap and closed stainless steel tanks for pumping the juice over the skins. The fermenting grapes underwent maceration for 2 weeks. The goal was to achieve a complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine matured for 12 months in 300L oak barrels of which 20% were American oak and 20% new oak.

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