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Groote Post Merlot 2014 - SOLD OUT
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Trophy Winner
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2016 Veritas - Bronze
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
Tasting Notes
Berry and plum flavours are prominent on the nose, supported by a subtle hints of mint, resulting in a wonderful flavour spectrum. A juicy mid palate is supported by soft silky tannins and ageing in oak barrels.
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
The crop was thinned to one bunch per shoot. In so doing we achieve even ripening of the fruit and more intense flavours and sof tannins.
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 to four times a day. The juice was left on the skins for 14 days after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in 300L French Oak barrels. 30% new wood, 40% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill.

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