Darling Cellars Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2013

Darling Cellars Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2013

A very bright nose of ripe plums and cherries. These flavours follow on the palate and are complimented by the soft tannins that ensure the wine compliments most light meat dishes very well.

A delicious combination with venison!

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abe Beukes and Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.39 % vol  rs : 1.36 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.43 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

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.

Darling Cellars Reserve is a wine range of straight varietals where the focus is on fruit driven, varietal true, value for money wines.

Terroir: Deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity.

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land.

about the harvest: 

Yield: 3 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24° B

in the cellar : 

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 10 days fermentation at 22° C on skin. Pressed at 5° B.

Maturation: After malolactic fermentation, wine is racked into barrels for 12 months. A blend of 3rd and 4th fill French barrels are used.

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