Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 1.5L Magnum

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
Appellation - Coastal Region


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars

Tasting Notes

A down to earth, easy drinking soft and smooth blended red wine. White pepper, spice and raspberry are prominent on the nose with soft and ripe tannins giving an elegant finish.

Blend Information

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Roast leg of Lamb and The Old Man's Blend Steak Roll.

In The Vineyard

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

About The Harvest

The Blend is made up of 4 cultivars namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. Each cultivar is picked at optimum ripeness.
Yield: 7t/ha

In The Cellar

During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300 litre French oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. After 12 months the different components were blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 1.5L Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot


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