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Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 13.7 %vol
pH - 3.71
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

A shiraz blend with complex flavours which include vanilla, dark fruit and undertones of spice. A great full bodied wine with long lingering fruit on the palate.


Ageing Potential
pMy recommendation is to keep this vintage for another 4 to 5 years and enjoy with friends and good food./p

Blend Information
89% Shiraz, 4% Barbera,4% Grenache, 3% Cinsaut

Food Suggestions
pWill compliment good food like red meat or venison dishes./p

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.

Darling Cellars Premium is a dedicated concept from site selection, through to the final drop in the glass at the end of a bottle.

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: 26°B


In The Cellar

Whole berry fermentation for 5 days at 20 -28°C. Maturation: Aged for 12 months in 300 litre French oak barrels.



Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2014 Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2013 Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2011 Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2010 Abé Beukes Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2008 Abé Beukes & Johan Nesenberend Shiraz
Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2007 Abé Beukes & Johan Nesenberend Shiraz
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa