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Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.32 %vol
pH - 3.55
RS - 2.85 g/l
Total Acid - 5.98 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Light
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes
A fruity, crisp white with pungent citrus on the nose as well as guava flavours. A well balanced Chenin with guava flavours following through on the taste and a well-rounded finish that will compliment seafood, light dishes and salads.

Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions
Will complement seafood, light dishes and salads.

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: 5 - 6 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.
Maturation: Left on lees for 3 months to add complexity.


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