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Darling Cellars Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Abe Beukes and Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.96 %vol
pH - 3.55
RS - 2.91 g/l
Total Acid - 5.93 g/l
Appellation - Darling


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


Veritas 2016: Bronze

Tasting Notes

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a dark garnet colour. A bouquet of currents and cassis give way to a palate of dark berries and black berries. Fine tannins and balanced subtle oaking give an elegant mouth feel and long finish.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

pThis wine can be enjoyed on its own or with robust spicy meat dishes./p

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: Warmer sites are selected to give full ripe grapes with dark colour and soft tannins. Soils from decomposed granite. Hutton soils dominate the sites selected for this wine.

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation.

About The Harvest

Yield: 5 - 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24° - 25° B

In The Cellar

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 16 days fermentation at 22° - 28°C.
Maturation: After malolactic fermentation, wine is racked into barrels for 12 months. A blend of 3rd and 4th fill barrels are used.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Carel Hugo & Pieter Niel Rossouw Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Abe Beukes and Carel Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa