Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017 [Discontinued]
Technical Analysis
: 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
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Mineral

2018 Platter's South african Wine Guide - 4½ stars
2015 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
2018 Tim Atkin Master of  Wine  - Medals of excellence - 92
2018 Old Mutual Competition - Bronze
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 [Discontinued] Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc

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