2017 Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc

Regular price R 87.00 Sale

 

TASTING NOTE

On the nose fragrances of white stone fruit with quartz-like minerality greets you and a touch of asparagus rounds it off. The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours.

IN THE VINEYARD

Vines planted: 1993—2002

Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf

Yield: 10 t/ha

Irrigation: Supplementary

Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold

Elevation: 280m

THE HARVEST

Weather patterns are definitely changing. 2016 was an early harvest but 2017 was earlier still by 4 days. This was the end result of a long, dry and warm summer. 2017 was a challenge for the fruit driven white varietals. These unfavourable conditions were countered by good canopy management and early morning picking.

IN THE CELLAR

The challenge in the cellar was to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes. After sort-ing, destemming and crushing, 50% of the grapes had skin contact for 6 to 12 hours. Only the free-run juice were used for this wine. The wine was fermented in stainless steal tanks and left on the lees for 2 months.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.12 g/l RS: 3.7 g/l TA: 6.9 g/l