THE 2019 vintage of the Groote Post Seasalter, the estate’s West Coast flagship Sauvignon Blanc, has been released to high acclaim, earning a Top 10 placing at the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition.
“This recognition of our Seasalter as one of South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blanc producers could not have come at a better time, as we are currently celebrating the 21stanniversary of our first vintage at Groote Post,” says an elated Nick Pentz, co-owner of the historic estate.
Sauvignon Blanc has always been the standout varietal at Groote Post. The first vineyard plantings at Groote Post in 1993 were Sauvignon Blanc, the first wine made at Groote Post in 1999 was Sauvignon Blanc, and the first wine to roll in the accolades for Groote Post was Sauvignon Blanc. It is therefore fitting that a Sauvignon Blanc would emerge as Groote Post’s flagship white wine.
Groote Post’s 2019 Seasalter Sauvignon Blanc – partially wooded with a Semillon component – is a beautifully composed complex wine with the Sauvignon’s zesty acidity and vibrancy perfectly balanced by the richer notes and fuller mouth feel added by the Semillon component. The Seasalter is wonderfully expressive on the nose and the palate with captivating notes of citrus, stone fruit and green apple together with hints of fynbos and kelp, sea-breeze and a touch of oak. Rich, layered and long, this subtly powerful blend is intense but not weighty: an elegant well-balanced wine showing typical Darling minerality, vibrant acidity and some leesy complexity before a saline finish.
Everything about the Seasalter reflects Groote Post’s West Coast terroir. The name was chosen to symbolise the unique minerality and saltiness of Groote Post’s white wines, the culmination of the interplay of slope, soil, climate and proximity to the icy Atlantic, and the wine’s refreshing packaging design shouts out West Coast.
Available from the Groote Post cellar door, online and at select fine wine merchants around the country. Approximate retail price: R145.
Groote Post Vineyards