2006 Winemakers' Choice Awards - Diamond Award Winner
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal
2007 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
NOT AVAILABLE FOR TASTING AT CELLAR DOOR
This is the first time that Groote Post has released a Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. The reserve will only be released in years when we feel we have found an exceptional batch of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was produced from the finest grapes of the 2005 vintage that went on to show the same excellence in tank.This wine shows the typical Darling minerality that eases off to expose a well rounded and balanced wine with layers of fresh asparagus, guava and tropical flavours.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2000
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Clones: SB 317, SB 11
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested at 23Â°Balling â€“ handpicked and selected in the vineyards.
In The Cellar
Overnight, cooled down to 5Â°C in refrigerated containers. The grapes were hand sorted over a sorting table and into the tank for 24hr skin contact. After the contact period, pressed and only the free run juice used to make this wine. Fermented at 13Â°C till dry. Spent 3 months on lees. Fined and bottled without filtration.
It is elegantly packaged with the innovative Vino-Lok closure. The Vino-Lok has the aesthetics and appeal of a decanter cap. It is comprised of a glass stopper with a plastic membrane, which is held in place by an aluminium cap. The closure eliminates the risks of leaking, oxidation and cork taint associated with the use of natural cork. The stopper can be removed by hand, re-inserted with equal ease, and is totally devoid of taste.