Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 13 %vol
pH - 3.42
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2021 Veritas Awards - Silver Outstanding
2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
2020 Old Mutual Awards - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Yellow stone fruit with hints of butterscotch are prominent on the nose. The palate displays minerality and grapefruit finishing with a long zesty acidity.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton
Yield: 5 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable Perold 
Elevation: 350m

In The Cellar

Our new cold room allowed us to ferment and age our chardonnay under temperature controlled fermentation and aging conditions. The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 8 months. 80% New oak and 20% older oak was used.

Additional Information

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.


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