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Darling Cellars has just finished harvesting the 2019 grapes

published on: Thursday, 28 March 2019

This is what cellar master Pieter- Niel Rossouw has to say about the harvest:

“Our harvest started about a week later than last year. Some young Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc vines with low yields were harvested first. During the ripening stage and the first two weeks of harvest, the conditions were almost perfect. Cool nights, cool mornings, moderate afternoons and the ever present cool Darling wind. Not much more a winemaker could ask for. These first white grapes came in on nice ripe sugars, healthy acidity and very good pH’s.

And then the harvest changed in a weekend…

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