Groote Post Merlot 2013

Groote Post Merlot 2013

A wine with tremendous balance of fruit, tannin and oak. Ripe plum and mint flavours support a juicy mid palate that lingers and lingers.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 2.56  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars

in the vineyard : Vines planted: 2001,2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 200m

about the harvest: Canopy management of Merlot is critical. The crop was thinned out to one bunch per shoot and the canopies kept open. The grapes had a long ripening period.
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : The grapes were carefully selected over the sorting table. The grapes had cold maceration for 2 days in stainless steel tanks and open tanks. The juice was pumped over and the cap punched down three times a day. The juice was left on the skins for 10 days after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in 300L French Oak barrels. 20% new wood, 50% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill.

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