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