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Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Pieter Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.24 %vol
pH - 3.25
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 6.9 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Tasting Notes
A ripe style wine with tropical notes of ripe peaches,pineapple, apricot and citrus fruit like orange peel. This is a serious complexed wine that has a great mid palate with good length.

Ageing Potential
Ideal for the dinner table and has the potential to mature for 6-10 years.

Blend Information
48%Chenin Blanc, 32%Chardonnay, 20%Viognier

In The Vineyard

This unique wine gets its name from the two lime kilns on the way to Yzerfontein that were built in the 1940's by a builder from the Milnerton area based on the drawings of the original kilns used by Van Riebeeck's men. They were declared national monuments in 1980. One is on the left hand side of the road and the other a little further down on the right.

Terroir: A combination of vineyards growing on laterite soils about 15km from the Atlantic Ocean.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation
Yield: 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 22-23°B


About The Harvest
Yield: 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 22° - 23° B

In The Cellar
Vinification: Crush and destalk, barrel fermented in 300l French oak barrels.
Maturation: Racked to barrels and left for 9 months on the lees.

Additional Information
We have created some stand alone premium wines to showcase the diversity of Darling Cellars and the Darling region. All so unique, we couldn’t find a place for them in our 3 core ranges. Definitely wines to come look for.


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2016 Pieter Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2015 Pieter Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2013 Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2011 Abé Beukes & Welma Visser Chardonnay
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