Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2014

Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2014

Cherry flavours greet you on the palate accompanied by dried-beef and savoury flavours, rounded off with the taste of fresh herbs. A sublte hint of forest floor underpins the earthy character of the cultivar, yielding a full juicy wine.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards - Gold
2017 Veritas Awards - Bronze
2017 Platter's South African Guide - 4 stars
2016 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2016 South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2015 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold
2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition - Silver

Kapokberg translated as “snowy mountain”. In days gone, this hill, covered in white Spring flowers, resembled a snow capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.

in the vineyard : Vines planted in: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dryland
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 450m

about the harvest: It’s exciting times with our Pinot Noir with new sites and different clones coming into production. The 2014 crop was one of our largest, but even with this increased yield the fruit developed very well with the berries achieving even phenolic ripeness.
Yield: 5 t/ha6

in the cellar : The wine was fermented in open barrels and also in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent 15 months in 500L French Oak barrels. 15% new oak, the rest in older barrels

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