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Darling Cellars Cinful Cinsault 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw
Main Variety - Cinsaut
Alcohol - 13.3 %vol
pH - 3.55
RS - 8.64 g/l
Total Acid - 5.83 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - Red
Body - Light
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

Veritas 2016: Gold

Tasting Notes

Lovely pomegranate, candy floss and liquorice flavours meet you on the nose, and these flavours follow through on the palate. The wine is soft, fruity and fresh on the palate.

Blend Information

100% Cinsault

Food Suggestions

Excellent with food dishes such as Mushroom Risotto or Thai Green Curry, but can also be indulged on its own.

In The Vineyard

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.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land

About The Harvest

Yield: 3 -7 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24°B

In The Cellar

Crush and destalk, 15 days fermentation at 20-25°C on skin. Pressed at 5-10°B.
Maturation: A portion of the wine spend 8-12 months on staves and to add complexity and layers, this wine is blended with other components.

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 Cinful Cinsault 2015 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Cinsaut
Darling Cellars Cinful Cinsault 2014 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Cinsaut
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa