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Darling Cellars Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2017 500ml

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.22 %vol
pH - 3.52
RS - 3.87 g/l
Appellation - Darling


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

Tasting Notes

A fruit forward wine with intriguing notes of melon, fruit salad, peaches, white pear and guava on your nose that follow through on your mid palate. Well structured mid palate with a fresh citrus lingering aftertaste covered by pineapple and lemony undertones.

Blend Information

Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Enjoy with light fruit salad or sushi!

In The Vineyard

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

About The Harvest

Yield: 2-4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 22°B

In The Cellar

Crush and destalk, 12 days fermentation at 14°C

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.

The idea behind the Classic Range is easy drinking fun wines which are rich in vibrant fruit, displays a little bit of complexity, but is never heavy, nor dull. Wines for all festive occasions.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2017 500ml Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Venter Chenin Blanc
 +27.224922276        +27.864651130
Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa