Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017 [Discontinued]


Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.40
RS - 2.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Mineral


2018 Platter's South african Wine Guide - 4½ stars
2015 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
2018 Tim Atkin Master of  Wine  - Medals of excellence - 92
2018 Old Mutual Competition - Bronze

Tasting Notes

This wine is typical Darling, with minerality in abundance. Green guava and kiwi aromas are prominent on the nose, while granadilla and passion fruit abound on the palate. Well integrated acidity and abundant flavours give the wine great length.

Ageing Potential

The wines’ balanced acidity will allow ageing for a good few years.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 7 wire extended movable Perold
Elevation: 280m

About The Harvest

This was the earliest harvest I have experienced. The climatic conditions were very much in favour of a good Sauvignon Blanc year. Cooler conditions during the earlier stages of grape ripening, and the formation of smaller berries, led to more concentrated juice.

Yield: 8t/ha

In The Cellar

The juice was fermented for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks. It spent 3 months on the lees before filtering and bottling.

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 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 [Discontinued] Lukas Wentzel Sauvignon Blanc


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