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Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2002

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Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver
Veritas 2002 - Silver
This wine is the pure essence of Chenin Blanc fruit. Unwooded, its blast of flavour fills the mouth, and lingers for a good while. Good natural acidity maintains balance with the stunningly concentrated fruit.


variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver
in the vineyard : Vines planted: 1982
Soil: Clovelly
Yield: 4.5 tons per hectare
Irrigation: None
Trellising: Bushvines
Elevation: 200m

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 23º Balling. All fruit was handpicked into baskets. Grapes were cooled down to 5ºCelsius in a cooling container overnight.

in the cellar : The grapes were then sorted on the sorting table and thereafter destemmed. After destemming skin contact was allowed for 5 hours. The press and free run juice were separated and after settling pumped over into tanks where it was inoculated with different yeast strains. After fermentation it was left on the gross lees for 4 weeks. The wine was then fined, filtered and bottled.

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