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Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 - SOLD OUT
Technical Analysis
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.74
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Type : White
Style : Dry

2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Dacanter Chardonnay Panel: Recommended at 86 Points
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Veritas - Silver
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
Tasting Notes

Tropical, citrus and guava flavours are in abundance on the nose and palate.

Ageing Potential
pThis vintage has a full and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential./p
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 on the property and thus the coolest spot. Cool is a relative word especially as the 2016 harvest was characterized by very dry and hot conditions. Harvest was a week earlier than 2015.

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.

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Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay

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