2018 Groote Post Shiraz
NOT FOR SALE TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
GGROOTE POST SHIRAZ 2018
This vintage displays white pepper and violets, which are typical of our region. Smokey spice and saltiness fill the palate. This is an elegant Shiraz with well rounded tannins that linger.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 2001,2002
Yield: 7 t/ha
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
The vines responded with top quality juice with lower ph’s and higher acids. Good concentration and
structure in the reds will see the wine develop well in the bottle and age magnificently.
IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation is split between using open top tanks for punching down the skin cap and closed stainless steel tanks for pumping the juice over the skins. The fermenting grapes underwentmaceration for 2 weeks.
The goal was to achieve a complex and versatile Shiraz.
The wine matured for 14 months in 300L oak barrels of which 25% were new oak and 75% older barrels. 10% American oak and 90% French.
Alcohol: 14.97% pH: 3.49 g/l RS: 2.1g/l TA: 5.1 g/l
WINEMAKER Lukas Wentzel