view our mobi site>>
Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.40
RS : 2.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.4 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Mineral


Accolades
2015 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
Tasting Notes
This wine is typical Darling, with minerality in abundance. Green guava and kiwi aromas are prominent on the nose, while granadilla and passion fruit abound on the palate. Well integrated acidity and abundant flavours give the wine great length.
Ageing Potential
The wines’ balanced acidity will allow ageing for a good few years.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 7 wire extended movable Perold
Elevation: 280m
About The Harvest
This was the earliest harvest I have experienced. The climatic conditions were very much in favour of a good Sauvignon Blanc year. Cooler conditions during the earlier stages of grape ripening, and the formation of smaller berries, led to more concentrated juice.

Yield: 8t/ha
In The Cellar
The juice was fermented for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks. It spent 3 months on the lees before filtering and bottling.
Additional Information
Kapokberg translated as “snowy mountain”. In days gone, this hill, covered in white Spring flowers, resembled a snow capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.

Other Vintages
Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - SOLD OUT Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc

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


VIEW TERMS & CONDITIONS