Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc
GROOTE POST KAPOKBERG SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017
Kapokberg translated as "snowy mountain". In days gone, this hill, covered in white Spring
flowers, resembled a snow capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.
This wine is typical Darling, with minerality in abundance. Green guava and kiwi aromas are
prominent on the nose, while grenadella and passion fruit abound on the palate. Well integrated acidity and abundant flavours give the wine great length.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton / Oak Leaf
Yield: 8 t/ha
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
This was the earliest harvest I have experienced. The climatic conditions were very much in fa-vour of a good Sauvignon Blanc year. Cooler conditions during the earlier stages of grape ripening and the formation of smaller berries led to more concentrated juice.
IN THE CELLAR
The juice was fermented for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks. It spent 3 months on the lees before filtering and bottling.