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Groote Post Merlot 2000
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Francois van Zyl
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 1.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Red


Tasting Notes
NOT AVAILABLE FOR TASTING AT CELLAR DOOR

Color: Dark purple hues with violet
Nose: Initial plummy/cinnamon and spice aromas with underlying raspberry and toasty wood. Well integrated and relatively complex
Palate: Sweet fullness raspberry /cherry palate. Flavors are well extracted with supple tannins providing backbone and length.
Blend Information
Merlot
In The Vineyard
Total Hectares: 16
Clones: MO181 & MO192 B
Rootstock: Richter 99 & 110
Trellising: 5 Wire- extended Perold -moveable foliage wires.
Irrigation: None
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Elevation: 180-240m above sea level on south facing slopes.
Age of vines: years
In The Cellar
All fruit is handpicked into baskets, after which grapes were crushed and de-stemmed, allowing 25% whole berries to pass through. SO² was added during crushing. The Merlot was pumped into open fermenters where a warm soak took place for three days, before inoculation The wine was pumped over 4 times in 24 hours and occasionally “racked and returned” with aeration to aid in colour extraction and stabilisation. Fermentation lasted 6 days and temperatures peaked at 30ºC. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 10 days after which the skins were pressed and underwent Malolactic Fermentation in the tank.

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


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