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Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14.13 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 1.9 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Accolades
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
Tasting Notes
This wine invites you with a lovely deep straw green colour. Its flavours are full of citrus and lime with a generous palate of marmalade and preserved ginger.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
Its full flavours and good length with a lively acid structure makes this an ideal food wine, especially Asian and fusion cuisine.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Clones: CY: 235C; 289B; 270B
Yield: 6t/ha
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 400m
About The Harvest
This was generally a much cooler ripening season. On-shore breezes from the Atlantic Ocean cooled down the grapes during the afternoon. Careful monitoring and canopy management, together with this perfect weather conditions, aided us in achieving optimum ripeness.
In The Cellar
The unwooded style of chardonnay is about maintaining freshness and therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14 – 18?C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation lasted 12 days and the wine then spent 5 months on lees.

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


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