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Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Carl Hugo
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.76 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 3.89 g/l
Total Acid - 5.22 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes
A good combination of dark fruit and structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon and red berry fruit from the Merlot. A very fruit forward version of Cab/Merlot.

Blend Information
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot

Food Suggestions
A great wine to be enjoyed with a variety of food.

In The Vineyard

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.

Terroir: Decomposed granite and Hutton in the area surrounding Darling Hills. Hot summers moderated by the cool Atlantic
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest
Yield: 6 - 8 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24° B - 25° B

In The Cellar

Grapes carefully selected from specific sites to produce vibrant, elegant berry fruit flavours. 5-8 days fermentation at 20-30°C.Maturation in Stainless Steel tanks. Blended early for better integration of tannins

 


Additional Information

The idea behind the Classic Range is easy drinking fun wines which are rich in vibrant fruit, displays a little bit of complexity, but is never heavy, nor dull. Wines for all festive occasions.



Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2016 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Carl Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Carl Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013 Abé Beukes and Carl Hugo Merlot
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014 Abé Beukes and Carl Hugo Merlot
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2011 Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh Merlot
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2012 Abé Beukes + Carl Hugo Merlot
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa