Groote Post Reserve Pinot Noir 2009


Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 4.07
RS - 3.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Soft


Top 100 SA Wines 2013
Gold - Veritas Wine Awards 2012
Bronze - Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012
Bronze - 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
4½ Star - 2011 John Platter's wine guide
4 Star - 2011 Wine Magazine rating

Tasting Notes

A more European style Pinot Noir than previous vintages. A dark fruit delivery with dried-beef, savoury flavours. A subtle hint of forest floor underpins the earthy tones characteristic of the cultivar, yielding an elegant and soft wine.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

In The Vineyard

Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire Perold

About The Harvest

Careful crop control and selections in the vineyard was priority before harvest. Grapes were harvested and cooled down in our cooling containers overnight. Early morning we started destemming, but before that we did another selection on the sorting table.
Yield: 3t/ha
Balling harvested: 24° Balling

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