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Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Abé Beukes & Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.05 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 2.00 g/l
Total Acid - 5.99 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - White


Tasting Notes
This wine shows a light yellow colour and a rich combination of peaches, citrus and vanilla on the nose. The palate is complex and very well balanced with a firm structure and clean flavours. Tannins, alcohol and fruit are finely balanced, makes this a definite food wine.

Ageing Potential
The wine will gain more complexity with further maturation.

Blend Information
50% Chenin Blanc , 25% Chardonnay 25% Viognier

In The Vineyard

This unique winegets its name from the two lime kilns on the way to Yzerfontein that were built in the 1940's by a builder from the Milnerton area based on the drawings of the original kilns used by Van Riebeeck's men. They were declared national monuments in 1980. One is on the left hand side of the road and the other a little further down on the right.

Terroir: A combination of vineyards growing on laterite soils about 15km from the Atlantic Ocean.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest
Yield: 4t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 22-23°B

In The Cellar
Vinification: Crush and destalk, barrel fermented in 300l French oak barrels.
Maturation: Left on lees for 2 months to add complexity. Racked and returned to barrels for 5 more months.

Additional Information
This wine shows a light yellow colour and a rich combination of peaches, citrus and vanilla on the nose. The palate is complex and very well balanced with a firm structure and clean flavours. Tannins, alcohol and fruit are finely balanced, makes this a definite food wine. The wine will gain more complexity with further maturation. We have created some stand alone premium wines to showcase the diversity of Darling Cellars and the Darling region. All so unique, we couldn't find a place for them in our 3 core ranges. Definitely wines to come look for.


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2015 Pieterniel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2013 Abé Beukes & Maggie Venter Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2010 Abé Beukes & Welma Visser Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2009 Abe Beukes & Welma Myburgh Chenin Blanc
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa