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.
This makes this wine the perfect companion with a gourmet chicken salad or Indian curry dish.
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.
Yield: 9 ton/ha
Balling at Harvest: 23° B
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.
|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|