Groote Post Merlot 2014 - SOLD OUT

Groote Post Merlot 2014 - SOLD OUT

Berry and plum flavours are prominent on the nose, supported by a subtle hints of mint, resulting in a wonderful flavour spectrum. A juicy mid palate is supported by soft silky tannins and ageing in oak barrels.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3½ stars
2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Trophy Winner
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2016 Veritas - Bronze
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: The crop was thinned to one bunch per shoot. In so doing we achieve even ripening of the fruit and more intense flavours and sof tannins.
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 to four times a day. The juice was left on the skins for 14 days after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in 300L French Oak barrels. 30% new wood, 40% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale