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Darling Cellars Gustus Shiraz 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.60 %vol
pH - 3.55
RS - 2.71 g/l
Total Acid - 5.29 g/l
Appellation - Darling


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

Tasting Notes

This elegant and expressive fruit driven wine, exhibits hints of mushroom truffle and clover. A sweet palate is complimented by subtle oaking and fine tannin structure which lingers on the palate. A beautiful wine that will reward those who cellar carefully, however why not spoil your friends and enjoy whenever the occasion allows.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with a beef casserole, braised pork neck, oxtail stew, bolognaise, Biltong &Bobotie (South African favourites!) or any venison dishes.

In The Vineyard

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. Bush Vines, no irrigation. Yield 4-6 t/ha.

Balling at Harvest: 26-27°B

In The Cellar

Whole berry fermentedfor 5-7 days on staves at 20-30°C. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months

Additional Information


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!

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Gustus Shiraz 2015 Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo Shiraz
 +27.224922276        +27.864651130
Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa