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Groote Post Merlot 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 2.56
RS : 1.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
Tasting Notes
A wine with tremendous balance of fruit, tannin and oak. Ripe plum and mint flavours support a juicy mid palate that lingers and lingers.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2001,2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 200m
About The Harvest
Canopy management of Merlot is critical. The crop was thinned out to one bunch per shoot and the canopies kept open. The grapes had a long ripening period.
Yield: 7t/ha
In The Cellar
The grapes were carefully selected over the sorting table. The grapes had cold maceration for 2 days in stainless steel tanks and open tanks. The juice was pumped over and the cap punched down three times a day. The juice was left on the skins for 10 days after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in 300L French Oak barrels. 20% new wood, 50% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill.

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Groote Post Merlot 2011 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
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Groote Post Merlot 2005 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2004 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2003 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2002 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2001 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2000 Francois van Zyl Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 1999 Adi Badenhorst Merlot

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


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