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Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.50
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Accolades
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
Tasting Notes
The wine has lovely citrus and lime tones on the nose. This vintage is made in a fresher, leaner style than before. The palate has a honeyed structure and the wines balanced acidity will have the wine ageing well in the bottle for a good year or two.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m
About The Harvest
The Chardonnay grows on the highest hill where the rolling morning mist brings damp conditions ideal to slow ripening, but which make it a challenge to keep the vines free of mildew and botrytis.

Yield: 7t/ha
In The Cellar
The unwooded style of Chardonnay is about maintaining freshness, therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14° - 18° C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasted 12 days. The wine spent 3 months on the lees before filtration and bottling.

The average weight of the berries was much lighter than last year. This will definitely contribute to more structured and intense wines.

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