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Our Wines (archived) - Chardonnay
Darling Cellars "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2004
A fruit salad of nectarine and apricot with fresh citrus flavours on the aftertaste. An elegant wine with or without food.
Alc: 12.0  RS: 2.30  pH: 3.48  TA: 6.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Quercus Gold Chardonnay 2002
A rich creamy palate full of ripe tropical fruit flavours laced with oak vanillins.
Alc: 13.14  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.77  TA: 5.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Chardonnay 2001
A rich creamy palate full of ripe tropical fruit flavours laced with oak vanillins.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.41  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Chardonnay 2000
A rich creamy palate full of ripe tropical fruit flavours laced with oak vanillins.
Alc: 13.84  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.41  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2011
This wine shows a light yellow colour and a rich combination of peaches, citrus and vanilla on the nose. The palate is complex and very well balanced with a firm structure and clean flavours.
Alc: 14.14  RS: 3.76  pH: 3.57  TA: 6.05  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Limited Release MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2011
Rich straw in colour, with a beautiful array of bubbles as the wine is poured. Slight citrus notes on the nose are supported by ripe apple and brioche from the Chardonnay and 20 months on lees.
Alc: 12.42  RS: 9.7  pH: 3.11  TA: 9.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2013
A pale golden color with lime green tinges gives a hint to the flavors that might follow. The bouquet is packed with citrus notes that are followed on the palate by flavors of ripe golden delicious apples and fresh brioche from the extended lees maturation. The rich palate gives way to subtle mineral notes that persist and make this the perfect wine to be enjoyed with someone special…. And maybe even n few oysters on the half shell too!
Alc: 11.74  RS: 6.42  pH: 3.28  TA: 7.26  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2014

A pale golden color with lime green tinges gives a hint to the flavors that might follow. The bouquet displays buttery, toasty, ripe apples and citrus notes. Flavors follow through on the palate with a crisp, well balanced acidity and undertones of brioche and butterscotch due to extended lees contact.


Alc: 11.63  RS: 9.3  pH: 3.10  TA: 7.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2015
A pale golden color with lime green tinges gives a hint to the flavors that might follow. The bouquet displays buttery, toasty, ripe apples and citrus notes. Flavors follow through on the palate with a crisp, well balanced acidity and undertones of brioche and butterscotch due to extended lees contact.
Alc: 11.44  RS: 9.6  pH: 3.34  TA: 7.17  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2013
White pears and pineapple are the flavours you'll find on this lightly wooded Chardonnay. A clean, complex mouth feel and the aroma of pear on the palate with a well-balanced aftertaste, makes this the perfect wine with food.
Alc: 14.04  RS: 2.84  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.83  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2015
White pears and pineapple are the flavours you'll find on this lightly wooded Chardonnay. A clean, complex mouth feel and the aroma of pear on the palate with a well-balanced aftertaste, makes this the perfect wine with food.
Alc: 13.54  RS: 2.48  pH: 3.42  TA: 5.14  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve Quercus Gold Chardonnay 2016

White pears and pineapple are the flavours you'll find on this lightly wooded Chardonnay. A clean, complex mouth feel and the aroma of pear on the palate with a well-balanced aftertaste, makes this the perfect wine with food.


Alc: 13.4  RS: 2.37  pH: 3.30  TA: 6.12  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Chardonnay 2001
A very attractive tropical nose with aromas of limes, pineapple and grapefruit accompanied by a full-bodied, rich, creamy and well-balanced palate.
Alc: 13.08  RS: 1.4  pH: 3.71  TA: 5.31  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Chardonnay 1999
Matured in 300 liter French oak barrels for 15 months. A very attractive tropical nose with aromas of limes, pineapple and grapefruit accompanied by a full-bodied, rich, creamy and well-balanced palate.
Alc: 12.64  RS: 1.3  pH: 3.8  TA: 6.06  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Groenekloof Chardonnay 1998
A very fruity wine with a good balance of oak and fruit flavours. A full bodied Chardonnay with typical flavours of citrus, peaches and tropical fruit. Drink until 2002.
Alc: 14.01  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.49  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2005
A fruit driven wine with no oak influences. Fresh aroma of citrus and flowery flavours followed by a soft, well balanced mouth feel.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.54  TA: 5.36  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Methode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc Brut 2008
Rich straw in colour, with a beautiful array of bubbles as the wine is poured. Slight citrus notes on the nose are supported by ripe apple and brioche from the Chardonnay and 20 months on lees. A beautifully balanced dryness and persistent mousse on the palate makes this a great MCC to savour with Oysters, or a stunning sunset...


Alc: 11.00  RS: 8.0  pH: 3.40  TA: 6.06  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Methode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc Brut 2009
Rich straw in colour, with a beautiful array of bubbles as the wine is poured. Slight citrus notes on the nose are supported by ripe apple and brioche from the Chardonnay and 20 months on lees. A beautifully balanced dryness and persistent mousse on the palate makes this a great MCC to savour with Oysters, or a stunning sunset...

Alc: 12.0  RS: 8.0  pH: 3.40  TA: 6.06  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2011
White pears and tropical fruits are the flavours you'll find on this lightly wooded Chardonnay. A clean, soft mouth feel and the aroma of pear on the palate with a well balanced aftertaste.

Alc: 13.9  RS: 4.0  pH: 3.48  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2008
Citrus, Orange blossoms and pineapple are the fruit flavours you'll find on this little gem of a lightly wooded Chardonnay. A clean, soft mouth feel with lower acidity and pear on the palate makes this the perfect wine with or without food!
Alc: 11.95  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.45  TA: 5.99  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay 2009
Citrus, butter and some smokyness are the flavours you''ll find on this lightely wooded Chardonnay. A clean, soft mouth feel with pear on the palate and a well balanced aftertaste, makes this the perfect wine with food.
Alc: 13.48  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.33  TA: 6.43  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Quercus Gold" Chardonnay
Citrus, butter and some smokyness are the flavours you''ll find on this lightely wooded Chardonnay. A clean, soft mouth feel with pear on the palate and a well balanced aftertaste, makes this the perfect wine with food.
Alc: 13.48  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.33  TA: 6.43  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Unwooded Chardonnay 2006
A fruit driven wine with no oak influences. Fresh aroma of citrus and flowery flavours followed by a soft, well balanced mouth feel.
Alc: 11.93  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.31  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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