A bouquet of dark plums, currants, dark berries, forest floor and kelp with underlying toasted oak notes. These concentrated flavours follow on the palate and combined with a fine tannin structure, give the wine a rich complex finish.
Deep, dark coloured laterite soils from decomposed Granite in the Darling Hills. Micro climate positively influenced by the Atlantic with sunny days and cool evenings. 36 Year old Bush Vines, no irrigation. Yield 3-4 t/ha.
Balling at Harvest: 25-27°B
Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 23-25°C. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
Translated from Latin ‘gustus’ means ‘taste’ and this is what this wine is all about.
Darling Cellars Gustus comes from specific vineyards which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours. These vineyards are planted in the best terroir for the specific varietal. Vineyards are carefully monitored by the winemaker who ultimately decides when the grapes will be harvested. The hand selection of grapes is focused on optimum ripeness at the crusher to deliver flavour in you glass. The best judge of TASTE is yourself!
|Wine||Wine Maker||Main Variety|
|Darling Cellars Gustus Pinotage 2015||Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo||Pinotage|