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Groote Post Shiraz 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wenztel
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.58
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
Tasting Notes
This vintage displays white pepper and violets, which is typical of our region. Savory liquorice, smokey spice and a saltiness fill the palate. This is an intense Shiraz with a tight tannin structure.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2001,2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 200m

This west-facing vineyard block is a warmer site and with the vines at 13 years maturity is starting to produce consistent and outstanding Shiraz. The Glen Rosa soil, a well-balanced combination of gravel and clay, also contribute to making fine Shiraz.
About The Harvest

Yield: 7t/ha

In The Cellar
Fermentation is split between using open top tanks for punching down the skin cap and closed stainless steel tanks for pumping the juice over the skins. The fermenting grapes underwent maceration for 2 weeks. The goal was to achieve a complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine matured for 12 months in 300L oak barrels of which 20% were American oak and 20% new oak.

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