Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc

Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc

Regular price R 1.00 R 135.00 Sale

 

GROOTE POST KAPOKBERG SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

KAPOKBERG

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.

TASTING NOTES

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

Irrigation: Supplementary

Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold

Elevation: 280m

THE HARVEST

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.