With the year rushing by and Father’s Day a month away, we thought you just may be looking for some special wines to promote to your readers for Father’s Day. Enter Groote Post’s Old Man’s Blend wines – a White and a Red: both seriously good wines at seriously good prices, specially made for Groote Post’s ‘Old Man’, Peter Pentz.
Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend White 2015: This blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Semillon and retails at approximately R67.
This was also one of our better vintages because of all the intense flavours and concentration in the white wine grapes. The three varietals that make up the blend are each vinified separately. These three components are then blended in different ratios until we are satisfied that we have the final blend that meets The Old Man’s approval.
This sauvignon blanc-based wine displays some of the green aromas associated with sauvignon, however fresh floral and tropical notes on the finish make it a very well balanced wine. This wine is a-terrific-value-for-money-crowd-pleaser!” says Groote Post winemaker Lukas Wentzel.
Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend Red 2015: This wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc andretails at approximately R72. It is an easy-drinking soft and smooth blended red wine. White pepper, spice and raspberry are prominent on the nose with soft and ripe tannins giving an elegant finish.
During the winemaking and wood maturation, the cultivars are kept apart, and The Old Man, Peter Pentz, takes part in rigorous tasting sessions to decide on the final blend.