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Groote Post Vineyards 2009 Chenin Blanc 2009


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    Veritas 2009 - Double Gold
    2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver medal
    From the only bush vines on the farm, a bright, full style with its everpresent tropical fruit and green apple flavours. A very good length and body for this vintage and, as it's bottled under screwcap for the first time, will preserve its freshness and verve for a good few years to come. Excellent value for money.

    Vines planted: 1982
    Soil: Clovelly
    Irrigation: None
    Trellishing: Bushvines
    Elevation: 200 m

    A cooler ripening season led to a later harvest of these bush vine grapes.
    Yield: 5t/ha
    Balling Harvested: 21

    The cooler conditions helped maintain freshness with a lower sugar level and resultant lower alcohol. The juice underwent cold fermentation for 12 days and was left on the gross lees for 2 months before bottling.

    100% Chenin Blanc

    Veritas 2009 - Double Gold
    2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver medal

    Winemaker Lukas Wentzel
    Alcohol 13.5 %vol
    pH 3.69
    RS 2.9 g/l
    Total Acid 5.5 g/l
    Appellation Coastal

    Posted by JanG on October 18th, 2009 at 6:58pm | report comment

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