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Darling Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017 500ml

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw + Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.88 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 3.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Darling


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

Tasting Notes

A fruit forward wine with an array of complex aromas which include candy floss, red cherries, cranberries and mulberries. This elegant fruity wine will be a perfect fit for all festive occasions.


Blend Information

77% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 23% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Decomposed granite and Hutton in the area surrounding Darling Hills. Hot summers moderated by the cool Atlantic
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest

Yield: 6-8 t/ha Balling at Harvest: 24-25°B
Vinification: Grapes carefully selected from specific sites to produce vibrant, elegant berry fruit flavours. 5-8 days fermentation at 20-30°C Maturation: Maturation in Stainless Steel tanks. Blended early for better integration of tannins

Additional Information

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 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 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017 500ml Pieter-Niel Rossouw + Carel Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa