2018 Groote Post The Old Man's Blend WHITE
A Sauvignon Blanc based summer wine, displaying tropical fruit flavours. A fresh lively acidity
livens the palate with a finish of guava and green apple flavours.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Yield: 7 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
We went into the 2018 harvest with the lowest winter rainfall in three years since 1933. Focus was therefore to balance optimum ripeness before stressing out the vines. More open canopies and cooler but sunny conditions helped to achieve that. We also harvested slightly earlier on sugar ripeness but we still achieved to capture nice fruit.
IN THE CELLAR
The two varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines.
Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive wine making are followed. These two
components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final
blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.
Alcohol: 13.0% pH: 3.39 g/l RS: 1.5 g/l TA: 6.1 g/l
WINEMAKER Lukas Wentzel
BLEND: Sauvignon Blanc / Chenin Blanc