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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005
Technical Analysis
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.58
RS : 5.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.9 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity

2006 Winemakers' Choice Awards - Diamond Award Winner
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal
2007 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
Tasting Notes

This is the first time that Groote Post has released a Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. The reserve will only be released in years when we feel we have found an exceptional batch of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was produced from the finest grapes of the 2005 vintage that went on to show the same excellence in tank.This wine shows the typical Darling minerality that eases off to expose a well rounded and balanced wine with layers of fresh asparagus, guava and tropical flavours.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Clones: SB 317, SB 11
Rootstock: R110
Yield: 7t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested at 23°Balling – handpicked and selected in the vineyards.
In The Cellar
Overnight, cooled down to 5°C in refrigerated containers. The grapes were hand sorted over a sorting table and into the tank for 24hr skin contact. After the contact period, pressed and only the free run juice used to make this wine. Fermented at 13°C till dry. Spent 3 months on lees. Fined and bottled without filtration.

It is elegantly packaged with the innovative Vino-Lok closure. The Vino-Lok has the aesthetics and appeal of a decanter cap. It is comprised of a glass stopper with a plastic membrane, which is held in place by an aluminium cap. The closure eliminates the risks of leaking, oxidation and cork taint associated with the use of natural cork. The stopper can be removed by hand, re-inserted with equal ease, and is totally devoid of taste.

Other Vintages
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc

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