2018 Groote Post Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth 2018
67% Shiraz & 33% Cinsault
“Salt of the Earth” defined as being representative of the best, noblest elements of society. This wine is just that, with grapes sourced from pockets of excellence throughout the Darling wine district.
This wine has an abundance of dark cherry, spicy white pepper and violet flavour on the nose. Structured palate is supported by soft tannins and an abundance of fruit.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 2001 1976
Soil: Hutton Hutton
Yield: 6 t/ha 4 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary none
Trellising: 5 wine perold bush vine
Elevation: 200m 200m
2018 was an excellent wine year with outstanding sugar and phenolic ripeness achieved throughout both cultivars.
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes of both cultivars were harvested on the same day and fermented together in open top tank fermenters. The free run juice was kept separate and underwent malolactic fermentation in 500 litre barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked and then put back in barrel for 14 months. The wood selection was 60% new 500 litre oak barrels and 40% older 500 litre oak barrels.
Alcohol: 14.39% pH: 3.58g/l RS: 2.4g/l TA: 5.7g/l
WINEMAKER Lukas Wentzel