2016 Groote Post Shiraz
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
This west-facing vineyard block is a warmer site and with the vines at 14 years maturity is starting to produce consistent and outstanding Shiraz. The Glen Rosa soil, a well-balanced combination of gravel and clay, also makes a quality contribution. Dryer condition added to smaller berries that contributed to more concentration in the wine.
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 mac-eration 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% was new oak and 75% older barrels.
10% American oak.
Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 3.58 g/l RS: 2.5 g/l TA: 5.4 g/l