Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2003

Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2003


The components of this unusual blend received similar treatment in the winery as Groote Post's single-variety releases, but for reasons of style were excluded from the final bottlings. The elegance of this wine - a combination of ripe fruit and well-judged seasoning in French oak barrels - make it a rare treat at the price.

variety : Merlot [ 44% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Shiraz, 5% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.77  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Vines planted: 1993
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: None
Trellising: 5 wire Perrold

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 23º Balling.

in the cellar : Wood maturation: 40% in 3rd fill barrel
Bottled: September 2004