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Darling Cellars Gustus Skattie Pinotage Sweet Wine 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Carel Hugo + Alastair Rimmer
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.09 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 96 g/l
Total Acid - 6.8 g/l


Type - Red
Style - Sweet
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Ruby red, rich and spicy with notes of dark berries and hints of raisins, it is well bodied, very intense with notes of ripe cherries.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Excellent with pasta, white and red meats, cheeses. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with good friends.

In The Vineyard

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

About The Harvest

Yield: 3 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 45°B

In The Cellar

Hand selected bunches from unirrigated bush vines left to wither in the sun. Crush and destalk, 15 days fermentation at 20-25°C on skin. Pressed at 5-10°B
Maturation: A portion of the wine spend 8-12 months on staves and to add complexity and layers.

Additional Information

The recent demarcation of the Darling district has led to a focus at Darling Cellars on wines which are terroir and varietally 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 as 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.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Gustus Skattie Pinotage Sweet Wine 2015 Carel Hugo + Alastair Rimmer Pinotage
Darling Cellars Gustus Skattie Pinotage Sweet Wine 2013 Carel Hugo + Alastair Rimmer Pinotage
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa