Darling Cellars Sweet Darling Rosé 2012

Darling Cellars Sweet Darling Rosé 2012

A blushing new blend showing fruity and floral aromas. This is a soft friendly wine with a balanced sweetness on taste. A contemporary new style with ravishing low-alcohol appeal.

variety : Bukettraube [ 90% Bukkettraube, 10% Ruby Cabernet ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.10 % vol  rs : 27.0 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.70 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Semi Sweet  body : Soft  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The recent demarcation of the Darling district has led to a focus at Darling Cellars on wines which are terroir and varietal specific. The cool and temperate West Coast climate lends itself to a different micro- and mesoclimate which, along with the different types of soil, lead to unique grapes, which we guide into even more unique wines. Having 99% of all vineyards dry land and almost the same percentage as bush vine, this is as close to what nature intended for grapes to be as one can get.

Terroir: Decomposed granite in the area surrounding Darling Hills. Hot summers moderated by the cool Atlantic.

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation.

about the harvest: Yield: 5 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 21° - 22° B

in the cellar : Vinification: Crush and destalk, racked from the skins before fermentation, 10 days fermentation at 13°C
Maturation: Maturing in stainless steel tanks

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