Groote Post Shiraz 2009

Groote Post Shiraz 2009

The 2009 continues the precedent of a full-bodied and generous wine displaying characteristic scents of white pepper and violets on the nose with dark fruit and a full array of spices on the palate presented in a smooth and elegant style.

Food match like Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Lukas Wenztel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2011 Veritas Awards - Gold
2011 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze

ageing : Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.

in the vineyard : Vines planted: 2001, 2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold

about the harvest: It was our first vintage that we used 100% of our own fruit. We controlled the production by leaving only one bunch/bearer, to try and optimize ripeness.

Balling Harvested: 26° Balling
Yield: 6t/ha

in the cellar : We split our fermentation by using open tanks and pump-over fermenters. Some of the grapes only spent a week on the skins, while others spent almost 4 weeks. The idea is to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 12 months in 300l barrels, of which 20% was in American oak.

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