Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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R669 for 6 bottles

R112 per bottle

On the nose fragrances of white stone fruit with quartz-like minerality greets you and a touch of asparagus rounds it off. The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.12  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

AWARDS
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars to 4½ stars
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence 91
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Silver
2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards - Silver
in the vineyard : 

Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold
Elevation: 280m

about the harvest: 

Weather patterns are definitely changing. 2016 was an early harvest but 2017 was earlier still by 4 days. This was the end result of a long, dry and warm summer. 2017 was a challenge for the fruit driven white varietals. These unfavourable conditions were countered by good canopy management and early morning picking.

Yield: 10 t/ha

in the cellar : 

The challenge in the cellar was to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes. After sorting, destemming and crushing, 50% of the grapes had skin contact for 6 to 12 hours. Only the free-run juice were used for this wine. The wine was fermented in stainless steal tanks and left on the lees for 2 months.

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