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Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2013

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Alastair Rimmer & Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.4 %vol
pH - 3.73
RS - 2.37 g/l
Total Acid - 5.44 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full

Tasting Notes

A bouquet of dark plums, currants, dark berries, forest floor and kelp with underlying toasted oak notes. These concentrated flavours follow on the palate and combined with a fine tannin structure, give the wine a rich complex finish.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Deep, dark coloured laterite soils from decomposed Granite in the Darling Hills. Micro climate positively influenced by the Atlantic with sunny days and cool evenings

Vineyard type: 36 Year old Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest

Yield: 3 - 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 25-27°B

In The Cellar

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 23-25°C
Maturation: Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months.

Additional Information

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.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2013 Alastair Rimmer & Carel Hugo Pinotage
Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2010 Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo Pinotage
Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2009 Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo Pinotage
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa