Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016

A down to earth, ripe fruit driven blended red wine. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.


variety : Merlot | 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Soft   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence - Gold
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 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: 

This is a fantastic vintage. Optimal ripeness was obtained in all four cultivars.
Yield: 7 t/ha

in the cellar : During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300L French Oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. At 10 months the different components are blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.