2017 Groote Post Shiraz
GROOTE POST SHIRAZ 2017
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
2017 was the midway mark of the four year drought, producing a small grape crop. 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 underwent
maceration 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: 14.36% pH: 3.43 g/l RS: 2.3 g/l TA: 6.0 g/l
WINEMAKER Lukas Wentzel