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Darling Cellars Sweet Darling Red NV
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.77 %vol
pH - 3.65
RS - 27.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.51 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Red


Tasting Notes
A complex wine with a combination of red fruit and black berry fruits on both the bouquet and palate.

Blend Information
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot

Food Suggestions
The rich sweetness on the palate makes this a wine that can be enjoyed at any time and occasion.

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.

A contemporary new style with ravishing low-alcohol appeal.

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: 24° B

In The Cellar
Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 20° - 30°C
Maturation: 8 months on staves.

Additional Information

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.



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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa