Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.31
RS - 4.2 g/l
Total Acid - 6.8 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Top 100 SA Wines 2013
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver

Tasting Notes

We had an almost mini 'Ice Age' that led to a very late harvest of this cultivar. These cooler conditions led to the beautiful guava and green-apple flavours.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

A full and lingering finish that is well rounded and a perfect food match.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Clones: SB 317, SB 11
Rootstock: R110
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 280m

About The Harvest

Years of search for our superior Sauvignon Blanc sites have narrowed the selection down to 3 specific vineyard blocks for the fruit for our flagship white wine. We experienced a dryer season although cooler than others, which enabled us to have a longer harvest period, benefiting the grape selection process.
Yield: 8t/ha

In The Cellar

The Reserve Sauvignon Blanc calls for selection all along the winemaking path. We worked very reductively with only free run juice, utilizing our small tanks for individual treatment. The fermentation took 10 days and the wine spent 2 months on the fine lees. The wine was then fine-tuned and polished before bottling.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc
Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc


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