Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2019
(R708.00 for 6 x 750ml)
Tropical, citrus and guava flavours are in abundance on the nose and palate.
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This vintage has a full and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Yield: 7 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
The chardonnay grows on the highest hill on the property and thus the coolest spot. Cool is a rel-ative word especially as the 2016 harvest was characterized by very dry and hot conditions. Har-vest was a week earlier than 2015
IN THE CELLAR
The unwooded style of Chardonnay is about maintaining freshness, therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14—18 ˚ C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasted 12 days. The wine spent 3 months on the lees before filtration and bottling.
Alcohol: 14% pH: 3.74 g/l RS: 1.8 g/l TA: 5.9 g/l
WINEMAKER Lukas Wentzel
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