2015 Groote Post Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth 2015
66% Shiraz & 34% 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 cedarwood, plum,white pepper and violet flavour on the nose. Cinsault flavours of cherries and strawberries are prominent on the palate. The wine is very well structured and has great length.
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
2015 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: 14.44% pH: 3.56g/l RS: 2.3g/l TA: 5.4g/l