Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2017

A Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying tropical fruit flavours. A fresh lively acidity livens the palate with a finish of guava and green apple flavours.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence - Gold
2017 Ultra Value Wine Challenge - Silver
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Silver
in the vineyard : 

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

about the harvest: 

The 2017 harvest had cooler conditions than 2016, contributing to longer ripening and fruit development. The picking of the different varietals was also much more spread out, allowing us to focus on quality and optimum ripeness.

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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