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Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Abé Beukes & Welma Visser
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 12.51 %vol
pH - 3.44
RS - 2.48 g/l
Total Acid - 6.09 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Light
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes
Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of nettle and fresh peas giving way to underlying notes of passion fruit. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh without being cloying.

Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions
This wine will pair well with most seafood but I think will go particularly well with some of the West Coast’s fresh mussels or oysters!!

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: Vineyards strategically planted on South-West facing slopes to capture cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and cold Benguela current. Deep soils from decomposed granite, clay rich, with good drainage.

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation


About The Harvest
Yield: 6-8 ton/ha 
Balling at Harvest: 21° - 22°B

In The Cellar
Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 13° C. Grapes and juice handled reductively to prevent oxidation and lock in fruitiness.
Maturation: Left on lees for 2 months to add complexity


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Pieter Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Abé Beukes & Welma Visser Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Abé Beukes & Welma Visser Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Abé Beukes & Welma Visser Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Welma Myburgh & Abe Beukes Sauvignon Blanc
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa