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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Coastal Region
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.60
RS
2.3 g/l
TA
5.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Soft

Accolades

2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine: Medals of Excellence - Gold
2017 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars

Tasting Notes

A down to earth, ripe fruit driven blended red wine. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.

Blend Information

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Franc

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

This is a fantastic vintage. Optimal ripeness was obtained in all four cultivars.
Yield: 7 t/ha


In The Cellar

During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300L French Oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. At 10 months the different components are blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.

CONTACT DETAILS

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