Groote Post Shiraz 2013

Groote Post Shiraz 2013

he 2013 vintage is 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. Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.

Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Lukas Wenztel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2014 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4½ stars

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 

This west sloped, gravel soiled site is starting to produce consistent and outstanding quality Shiraz. As in life, we also age to get balance in our lives and this seems to be what happened with this block of Shiraz. This vintage is a good example of the constant improvement of the quality of our Shiraz.

about the harvest: Yield: 6t/ha
Balling Harvested: 25.26° Balling

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 was to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 13 months in 300l barrels, of which 15% was in American oak.

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