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Darling Cellars Sweet Darling Red NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.43 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 30 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Sweet


Tasting Notes

A complex wine with a combination of mostly red fruit  that includes raspberries, red pepper and black berry fruits on both the bouquet and palate. The rich sweetness on the palate makes this a wine to be enjoyed at any time and occasion.

Blend Information

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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.

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, 5-7 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.


Other Vintages

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Darling Cellars Sweet Darling Rosé 2012 Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh Bukettraube
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa