Thursday, October 01, 2020

Online launch of Groote Post Seasalter 2020

We watched the launch by the Groote Post wine estate team of their SeaSalter 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, made by winemaker Lukas Wentzel. Groote Post is just outside Darling and benefits from the cold air which comes in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean

The launch was live on Facebook, something new for us.  Definitely one of our favourite wines, which we have bought every year since its launch 4 years ago. It is full of crisp, dry classic Sauvignon fruit and lovely salty minerality, elegance and roundness from the addition of a little Semillon and so, so good with fish, seafood and spicy dishes. We drank some of the 2019 vintage while we watched. Details and prices are on their website.
We have enjoyed the SeaSalter with seafood, especially with sushi
The presentation started with an introduction by Nick Pentz (in the middle) followed by the story of the farm by his father Peter Pentz, "The Old Man" and details of the wine making from Lukas Wentzel (on the left)
Nick told the story of his discovering the small Kentish town named Seasalter in a book which  he found on a visit to England
Debbie McLaughlin, co-owner and chef at Hilda's Kitchen, the restaurant in the old manor house on Groote Post, showed a dish
from the restaurant, chosen to match the SeaSalter - hake with a mushroom duxelle and a parmesan and herb crust
Peter Pentz Jr, Nick's son, is qualified in IT and has joined the family team
You can see the video presentation on the Groote Post Facebook page (Click on the picture below)

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