Groote Post Salt of The Earth

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Tasting Notes
“Salt of the Earth” defined as being representative of the best, noblest elements of society. This wine is just that, with grapes sourced from pockets of excellence throughout the Darling wine district.
  
Blend Information
67% Shiraz, 33% Cinsault
 
In The Vineyard
Shiraz Vines Planted: 2001
Soil: Hutton
Yield: 6 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Elevation: 200m
 
Cinsault Vines Planted: 1976
Soil: Hutton
Yield: 4 t/ha
Irrigation: None
Trellising: Bush vine
Elevation: 200m
 
About The Harvest
2018 was an excellent wine year with outstanding sugar and phenolic ripeness achieved throughout both cultivars.
 
In The Cellar
The grapes of both cultivars were harvested on the same day and fermented together in open top tank fermenters. The free run juice was kept separate and underwent malolactic fermentation in 500 litre barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked and then put back in barrel for 14 months. The wood selection was 60% new 500 litre oak barrels and 40% older 500 litre oak barrels.

    
750ml.

Made on the Cape West Coast, South Africa.