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Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Abé Beukes and Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.67 %vol
pH - 3.29
RS - 3.16 g/l
Total Acid - 5.40 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

Veritas 2016: Bronze

Tasting Notes

A deep and complex wine with layers of black frui,cedar, honey, liquorice, chocolate and tobacco. Smooth but structures with a long lingering finish.

Ageing Potential

Drink between 2017-2020

Blend Information

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

Food Suggestions

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.

Additional Information

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!


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2015 Abé Beukes and Carel Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2012 Abe Beukes Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2011 Abe Beukes Merlot
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