Groote Post Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 14.08 %vol
pH - 3.42
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - White


2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA - Silver

Tasting Notes

Appealing golden straw colour with a nose of toasted farm bread with lashings of butter and zesty lime marmalade. This is a well balanced and elegant chardonnay. The wood is well integrated and balanced with upfront citrus flavours on the mid palate.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Clones: CY: 235C; 289B; 270B
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 350m

About The Harvest

This was generally a much cooler ripening season. On-shore breezes from the Atlantic Ocean cooled down the grapes during the afternoon. Careful monitoring and canopy management, together with this perfect weather conditions aided us in achieving optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

No skin contact directly onto press and after a very soft pressing the juice is settled over two days and then pumped to 300l French oak barrels. The wine undergoes fermentation in the barrels. After 6 months on the lees in this 20% new and 80% older barrels we select the best performing barrels to blend this special wine.

Other Vintages

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Groote Post Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Reserve Chardonnay 2011 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay
Groote Post Reserve Chardonnay 2009 Lukas Wentzel Chardonnay


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