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Darling Cellars The Capeman 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter Niel & Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.22 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 3.54 g/l
Total Acid - 5.40 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Red
Body - 0

Tasting Notes

An easy drinking red blend that displays a wide range of flavours including red plums, cherries, candyfloss and fresh crushed black pepper. The entry on the palate is smooth and juicy with a lingering finish.

Blend Information

42% Shiraz, 30% Mouvedre, 14% Grenache ,14% Carignan

Food Suggestions

A well balanced wine with great drinkability. Serve with oven roasted lamb or smoked duck.

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Decomposed granite, with deep red top soils. A low yield from dry land and bush vine
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest

Yield: 5.5-6.5 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24-25°B

In The Cellar

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 5-7 days fermentation at 22-30°C
Maturation: After malolactic fermentation of the wine is transferred into stainless tanks to which staves are added.

Additional Information

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.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars The Capeman SMG 2017 Pieter Niel & Carel Hugo Shiraz
Darling Cellars The Capeman 2015 Pieter Niel & Carel Hugo Shiraz
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa