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Groote Post Shiraz 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wenztel
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.32 %vol
pH : 3.56
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.2 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ stars
Tasting Notes
The 2012 vintage is a full-bodied and generous wine displaying characteristic scents of white pepper and violets on the nose with dark fruit and a full array of spices on the palate, presented in a smooth and elegant style.
Ageing Potential
Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
Food Suggestions
Food match like Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.
In The Vineyard
Vines: 2001, 2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold

This west sloped, gravel soiled site is starting to produce consistent and outstanding quality Shiraz. As in life, we also age to get balance in our lives and this seems to be what happened with this block of Shiraz. This vintage is a good example of the constant improvement of the quality of our Shiraz.
About The Harvest
Yield: 6t/ha
Balling Harvested: 25.26° Balling
In The Cellar
We split our fermentation by using open tanks and pump-over fermenters. Some of the grapes only spent a week on the skins, while others spent almost 4 weeks. The idea was to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 13 months in 300l barrels, of which 15% was in American oak.

Other Vintages
Groote Post Shiraz 2015 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2014 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2013 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2012 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2011 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2009 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2008 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2007 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2004 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2003 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2002 Lukas Wenztel Shiraz
Groote Post Shiraz 2001 Lukas Wentzel Shiraz

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