Groote Post Riesling 2016 - SOLD OUT

This wine displays beautiful rose petal, grapefruit and pineapple fragrances on the nose and ginger and spice abound on the palate. The wine has a long , lingering mid palate with generous acidity carrying the wine through to the end.


variety : Weisser Riesling | 100% Weisser Riesling
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 11.0 g/l  pH : 3.11  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Semi Sweet  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Michelangel International Wine Awards - Gold
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2016 Veritas Awards - Bronze
in the vineyard : 

Vines planted: 2007
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary 
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250 m

about the harvest: 

The 2015/2016 summer was a challenging one with high temperatures and dry conditions. We left more leaf in the canopy to protect the grapes and gave supplementary irrigation to help the ripening. We were able to harvest at optimal ripeness maintaining fruit and acidity.

Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : 

The grapes were destemmed and only the free-run juice was used. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 10 days where after fermentations was stopped by cooling the juice to 6° C. The wine spent 3 months on the lees.

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