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Darling Cellars Reserve Quercus Gold Chardonnay 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 14.9 %vol
pH - 3.4
RS - 3.08 g/l
Total Acid - 6.57 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Light
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

An array of white pears, pineapple, lemon and red apple are the flavours on the nose that will follow through on the palate. A fruitful wine with a good mid palate, that ends off with a zesty lemon finish.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

This makes this wine the perfect companion with a gourmet chicken salad or Indian curry dish.

In The Vineyard

Origin: Darling
Cultivar(s): 100% Chardonnay
Terroir: Deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land

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 bush vine, this is as close as nature intended for grapes to be as one can get.

About The Harvest

Yield: 9 ton/ha 
Balling at Harvest: 23° B

In The Cellar

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 15 days fermentation and further maturation with French oak staves.
Maturation: Kept on light lees for 3 months for fuller mouth feel and complexity.

Additional Information

Darling Cellars Reserve is a wine range of straight varietals where the focus is on fruit driven, varietal true, value for money wines.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Reserve Quercus Gold Chardonnay 2017 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars Reserve Quercus Gold Chardonnay 2016 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Maggie Venter Chardonnay
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa