Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017

Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017

Lime marmalade with toasted buttery notes on the palate, citrus character runs true, supported by just a touch of fine-grain oak and a finish of browned butter.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Lukas Wentzel
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2018 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91
2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2017 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2018 Tim Atkin Master of  Wine  - Medals of excellence - 93
2018 Old Mutual Competition - Bronze
2018 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold

Vintage 2018
2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report - 91 Points

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: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold 
Elevation: 350m

about the harvest: The trend is that our harvests are getting earlier and earlier. The old vine chardonnay produced yet another outstanding crop.
Yield: 5t/ha

in the cellar : The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 25% New oak and 75% older oak was used.

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