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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.60
RS : 2.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Coastal Region
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Soft


Accolades
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
Tasting Notes
A down to earth, easy drinking soft and smooth blended red wine. White pepper, spice and raspberry are prominent on the nose with soft and ripe tannins giving an elegant finish.
Blend Information
50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestions
Roast leg of lamb and The Old Man's Blend Steak Roll.
In The Vineyard

With every new vintage we need to improve the quality of this red blend. The effort to produce beautiful ripe fruit and the selection therefore becomes a passion.

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Yield: 7 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

 
About The Harvest
Each cultivar is picked at optimum ripeness.
In The Cellar
During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300L French Oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. At 10 months the different components are blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.

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