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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 3.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes

A fresh Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying guava and golden delicious apple flavours. A fresh, lively acidity livens the palate with a finish of passionfruit flavours.

Blend Information
60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon
In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

Above average temperatures in January made this a challenging vintage for white variatals. Our proximity to the Atlantic did however ease this heat somewhat. Canopy management aimed at better leaf cover was also an aid.

Yield: 7t/ha

In The Cellar

The three varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines. Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive wine making are followed. These three components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.


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