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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.43
RS : 1.23 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2011 Winemakers' Choice Diamond Award
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Bronze
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2008 - Silver Medal (81/100)
International Wine Challenge 2008 - Bronze
Veritas 2007 - Gold
Tasting Notes
Clearly a cool climate wine. Very accessible with a flinty and restrained nose hinting of Cape gooseberries and freshly cut green apple on the palate. Minimal lees contact giving the wine an elegant, rounded and balanced appeal.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Clones: SB 215 A, 316, 317, 11 - Selection of clones for diversity
Rootstock: Selection of rootstock for diversity
Yield: 7 tons/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary to alleviate stress
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m
Aspect: West to South to East
Canopy: Rigorous canopy management
About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested in three stages between 21 and 23° Balling. The grapes harvested in the morning went directly to the sorting table and the afternoon harvested grapes spent the night in a refrigerated container.

In The Cellar

The grapes were de-stemmed before crushing and had skin contact for 6-12 hours. The juice was settled for 2-3 days, inoculated with cultured yeast, fermented at 13-16° C for 12-14 days and had lees contact for 3 months without stirring.

The wine was filtered and bottled in May 2007.


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P.O. Box 103, Darling, 7345, South Africa