Groote Post Shiraz 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wenztel
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.36 %vol
pH : 3.43
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
This vintage displays white pepper and violets, which are typical of our region. Smokey spice and saltiness fill the palate. This is an elegant Shiraz with well rounded tannins that linger.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2001,2002
Soil: Hutton Yield: 7t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 200m
About The Harvest

2017 was the midway mark of the four year drought, producing a small grape crop. The vines responded with top quality juice with lower ph’s and higher acids. Good concentration and structure in the reds will see the wine develop well in the bottle and age magnificently.

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 14 months in 300L oak barrels of which 25% were new oak and 75% older barrels. 10% American oak and 90% French.

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Tel: +27.224922825   Fax: +27.862713993   Email: wine@grootepost.co.za  
Darlings, Hill St, Darling, 7345, Darling, 7345, South Africa


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