A modern blend of classic varietals showing black berries, dark chocolate and mocha aroma. The dominance of the Cabernet Sauvignon is expressed in the fullness and structure of the wine, but the tannins are soft and elegant. 18 Months of bottle maturation makes this wine accessible and will pair well with red meat dishes.
48% Cab Sauv, 22% Merlot, 22% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 1% Cab Franc
Pair well with red meat dishes
In The Vineyard
We have created some stand alone premium wines to showcase the diversity of Darling Cellars and the Darling region. All so unique, we couldn't find a place for them in our 3 core ranges. Definitely wines to come look for, as they are only available from the cellar door.
SIR CHARLES HENRY DARLING
Paying tribute to the Governor of the Cape Colony when our home town was founded, this wine truly deserves to be called a Darling. A great proponent of human rights and fondly named “the people’s governor”, Sir Charles Henry only spent a short time in charge of the Cape Colony. But in that time, a small piece of paradise got a really suiting name!
Terroir: Deep red soils from decomposed granite dominate the sites selected for these wines.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine and trellised vines
About The Harvest
Yield: 4 - 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 23° - 25° B
In The Cellar
Vinification: Crush and destalk, 12- 14 days co -fermentation of the 4 cultivars and 10 days longer on the skins
Maturation: Barrel fermentation in 80% new French Oak for 15 months. Bottle aged for 12 months before release.