A deep and complex wine with layers of black frui,cedar, honey, liquorice, chocolate and tobacco. Smooth but structures with a long lingering finish.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
This wine will pair well with red meat dishes.
In The Vineyard
Vineyard type: Bush Vine and trellised vines
About The Harvest
Yield: 4 - 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 26° - 28° B
In The Cellar
Fermented for 5-7 days at 20-30˚ on the skins. Pressing portions kept separately to add to the structure and complexity of the wine. Only 8 of the best barrels were carefully selected for this brilliant wine Maturation: Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Paying tribute to the Governor of the Cape Colony when our home town was founded, this wine truly deserves to be called a Darling. A great proponent of human rights and fondly named “the people’s governor”, Sir Charles Henry only spent a short time in charge of the Cape Colony. But in that time, a small piece of paradise got a really suiting name!