Groote Post Merlot 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.42 %vol
pH : 3.35
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.9 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2017 Veritas Awards - Gold
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2018 Micheal Angelo - Silver
Tasting Notes

Plum and mulberry flavours are prominent on the nose, supported by subtle hints of mint, resulting in a wonderful flavour spectrum. Fruit and acidity are well balanced on the palate and give this wine complexity and length.

Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2001,2002
Soil: Hutton
Yield: 7 t/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

The grapes were carefully selected over the sorting table. The grapes had cold maceration for 2 days in stainless steel and open tanks. The juice was pumped over and the cap punched down three to four times a day. The juice was left on the skins for 14 days after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in 300L French Oak barrels, 35% new wood, 50% 2nd fill and 15% 3rd fill.


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Groote Post Merlot 2005 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2004 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2003 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 2002 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
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Groote Post Merlot 2000 Francois van Zyl Merlot
Groote Post Merlot 1999 Adi Badenhorst Merlot

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


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