2018 Groote Post Riesling
GROOTE POST RIESLING 2018
This wine display beautiful peach, grapefruit and pineapple fragrances on the nose and ginger and spice abound on the palate. The wine has a long , lingering mid palate with generous acidity carrying the wine through to the end.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 2007
Yield: 7 t/ha
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
The summer was a challenging one with high temperatures and dry conditions. We left more leaf in the canopy to protect the grapes and gave supplementary irrigation to help the
ripening. We were able to harvest at optimal ripeness maintaining fruit and acidity.
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were destemmed and only the free-run juice was used. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 14 days where after fermentation was stopped by cooling the juice to 6˚C. The wine spent 2 months on the lees.
Alcohol: 12.12% pH: 3.20 g/l RS: 8.7 g/l TA: 6.7 g/l
WINEMAKER Lukas Wentzel