Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.71
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Bronze
2017 Platter's South African Guide - 4 stars
2016 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2016 South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2015 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold
2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition - Silver

Tasting Notes

Cherry flavours greet you on the palate accompanied by dried-beef and savoury flavours, rounded off with the taste of fresh herbs. A sublte hint of forest floor underpins the earthy character of the cultivar, yielding a full juicy wine.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dryland
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 450m

About The Harvest

It’s exciting times with our Pinot Noir with new sites and different clones coming into production. The 2014 crop was one of our largest, but even with this increased yield the fruit developed very well with the berries achieving even phenolic ripeness.
Yield: 5 t/ha6

In The Cellar

The wine was fermented in open barrels and also in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent 15 months in 500L French Oak barrels. 15% new oak, the rest in older barrels

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.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2014 Lukas Wentzel Pinot Noir
Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2013 Lukas Wentzel Pinot Noir
Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2012 Lukas Wentzel Pinot Noir


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