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Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13 %vol
pH : 3.36
RS : 1.6 g/l
Total Acid : 6.4 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2018 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2018 Tim Atkin Master of  Wine  - Medals of excellence - 93
2018 Old Mutual Competition - Bronze
2018 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold

Vintage 2018
2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91 Points
Tasting Notes
A well-balanced Chardonnay that displays honest fruit. Burned butter, citrus and fine minerality are prominent on the nose. The mid palate offers a long pineapple finish with well balanced zesty citrus acidity.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold 
Elevation: 350m
About The Harvest

One of the more difficult years for Chardonnay due to cold evenings and strong winds during our flower season. This also led to very low production and uneven ripening of the grapes.

We harvested in stages to make sure we only receive optimal ripening fruit.

In The Cellar
Our new cold room allowed us to ferment and age our Chardonnay under temperature-controlled fermentation and aging conditions. The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 9 months. 70% New oak and 30% older oak was used.
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.

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


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