Post House wines are perhaps the darkest coloured wine to be found anywhere. The objective is to interfere as little as possible in the creation of the wine making process. We use traditional wine making methods including natural yeast fermentation, basket pressing and no fining or filtering.
The importance of the terroir is fundamental to obtaining a high quality wine. In this context, terroir means to reject the more fertile soils in favor of leaner ground. The reality is that the Post House farm was originally viewed as a marginal farm in the perspective of its potential as an agricultural unit. It is only when producing wine from the grapes as opposed to selling the grapes, that the marginal aspect of the fertility of the soil has become a positive. The marginal aspect results in vines that are more in balance, without being excessively vigorous and the associated drawbacks of high yields and shaded fruit. Excessive canopy shade causes a decrease in bud fertility, sugar concentration, color density, flavor and tartaric acid while it increases potassium concentration, pH and malic acid. A balanced vine results in a good balance between alcohol and acidity and this is what we strive for in the vineyard.