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Darling Cellars Premium Shiraz 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Abe Beukes & Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.8 %vol
pH - 3.58
RS - 2.31 g/l
Total Acid - 5.08 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Herbaceous


Tasting Notes
A wonderful Shiraz combining both power and elegance. Showing typical Darling profile of wild berry fruits backed up with hints of spice. A sweet palate is complimented by subtle oaking and fine tannin structure which lingers on the palate.

Ageing Potential
A beautiful wine that will reward those who cellar carefully, however why not spoil your friends and enjoy whenever the occasion allows.

Blend Information
100% Shiraz

In The Vineyard

Darling Cellars Premium comes from specific vineyards which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours. These vineyards are planted in the best terroir for the specific varietal. Vineyards are carefully monitored by the winemaker who ultimately decides when the grapes will be harvested. These grapes are handled separately in the cellar to preserve their natural quality and uniqueness.

Terroir: Deep dark coloured soils from decomposed Granite in the Darling Hills. Micro climate positively influenced by the Atlantic with sunny days and cool evenings
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest
Yield: 4-6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24°B

In The Cellar
Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 25°C Maturation: A combination of new (70%) and second (30%) fill 300 litre French Oak barrels. Aged for 22 months


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Premium Shiraz 2013 Abe Beukes & Carel Hugo Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Shiraz 2011 Abe Beukes & Carel Hugo Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Shiraz 2008 Abe Beukes & Carel Hugo Shiraz
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa