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Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 9.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

Veritas 2016: Silver

Tasting Notes

A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity to accompany you to all occasions!

In The Vineyard

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land
Terroir: Deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity.


About The Harvest

Yield: 3 -7 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 26°B

In The Cellar

Crush and destalk, 5-6 days fermentation at 20-30°C on skin. Pressed at 5-10°B. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers.


Other Vintages

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Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2016 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2015 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Pinotage
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa