Darling Cellars Reserve Quercus Gold  Chardonnay 2018

Darling Cellars Reserve Quercus Gold Chardonnay 2018

An array of white pears, pineapple and lemon are the flavours on the nose that will follow through on the palate. A fruitful wine with a good mid palate, that ends off with a zesty lemon finish.

This makes this wine the perfect companion with a gourmet chicken salad or Indian curry dish.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Maggie Venter
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.01 % vol  rs : 2.27 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 5.56 g/l  so2 : 150 mg/l  fso2 : 45 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

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 bush vine, this is as close as 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.

in the vineyard : 

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: 9 ton/ha 
Balling at Harvest: 23° B

in the cellar : 

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 15 days fermentation
Maturation: Kept on light lees for 3 months for fuller mouth feel and complexity.

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