2017 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
The 2017 harvest had cooler conditions than 2016, contributing to longer ripening and fruit
development. The picking of the different varietals was also much more spread out, allowing
us to focus on quality and optimum ripeness.
IN THE CELLAR
The three varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately as individual wines.
Stainless steel tank fermentation and reductive wine making are followed. These three
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: 13.5% pH: 3.40 g/l RS: 1.8 g/l TA: 5.8 g/l