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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.55
RS : 4.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.8 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
2010 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
Veritas 2009 - Silver
2010 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS:Bronze
Tasting Notes
Who says Sauvignon Blanc is all about acidity? Ideal growing conditions have resulted in a superbly balanced wine, displaying characteristic freshly-mown grass on the nose and rich, luscious white peach flavours on the palate. Depth, length and intensity from a standout vintage.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Yield: 7 tons/ha
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m
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 August 2009.

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Tel: +27.224922825   Fax: +27.862713993   Email: wine@grootepost.co.za  
P.O. Box 103, Darling, 7345, South Africa