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Our Wines (archived) - Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2013
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: 14.05  RS: 2.00  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.99  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Limited Release Lime Kilns 2015
This wine shows a lot of tropical notes like peaches apricot and citrus fruit like orange peel. This is a serious complexed wine that has a great mid palate with good length.
Alc: 13.40  RS: 3.69  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.31  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Limited Release Noble Late Harvest 2010
This Noble Late Harvest was made in a Sautern style, with lower sugar and light wood influences. The wine shows typical Botrytis flavours of dried fruit and good concentration on the palate. The sugar, acid and alcohol is well balanced and the wood maturation adds to the complexity and structure of this sweet wine.

Alc: 11.77  RS: 199.0  pH: 3.74  TA: 9.78  VA: 1.18  TSO2:  FSO2: 50
Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2013
A fruity, crisp white with pungent citrus on the nose as well as pear flavours. A well balanced Chenin with pear flavours following through on the taste and a well-rounded finish
Alc: 13.82  RS: 2.81  pH: 3.51  TA: 5.88  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2014
A fruity, crisp white with pungent citrus on the nose as well as guava flavours. A well balanced Chenin with guava flavours following through on the taste and a well-rounded finish that will compliment seafood, light dishes and salads.
Alc: 13.32  RS: 2.85  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.98  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2015
A fruity, crisp white with pears and peaches on the nose as well as mouthwatering guava flavours. A well balanced and structured Chenin with guava flavours following through on the taste and a well-rounded finish.
Alc: 13.23  RS: 2.57  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.44  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2016

A fruity, crisp white with pears and peaches on the nose as well as mouthwatering guava flavours. A well balanced and structured Chenin with guava flavours following through on the taste and a well-rounded finish.


Alc: 12.98  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Citrus and pineapple flavours on the nose, as well as grassy notes from the Sauvignon Blanc, that flow onto the pallet.
Alc: 13.63  RS: 2.78  pH: 3.6  TA: 6.05  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Citrus and pineapple flavours on the nose, as well as fresh grassy notes from the Sauvignon Blanc, that flow onto the pallet. The wine is round and smooth and a good example of a fruity blend with easy drinkability to enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch or as a sundowner.
Alc: 13.63  RS: 2.78  pH: 3.6  TA: 6.05  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Explosion of tropical and citrus notes 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.
Alc: 12.25  RS: 1.73  pH: 3.39  TA: 5.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Fresh tropical fruit from the Chenin Blanc, complimented by cut grass from the Sauvignon Blanc, are the prominent flavours on the nose of this wine. A crisp, zesty and fruity palate leaves the taste buds longing for more. Enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch, or as a nice sun downer.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.65  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Lagoon Rosé 2002
This beautifully aromatic off-dry wine bursts with red berry flavours on the nose whilst following through with sweet red currant fruit on the palate.
Alc: 13.70  RS: 10.7  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.71  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2007
A white to be decanted??? Well, yes! A very restraint and shy wine this early in the year. With decanting, guava, complimented with passion fruit, peach blossoms and citrus, dominate the nose. This lightly wood fermented Bush Vine Chenin Blanc was kept on fine lees for almost 3 months.

A well rounded Chenin with a crisp fresh finish that will grow more complex with bottle maturation.

Alc: 12.7  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.35  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2006
This lightly wooded fermented Bush Vine Chenin Blanc was kept on lees for almost 4 months. Slight Granny Smith apple notes, complimented with passion fruit, peach blossoms and citrus, dominate the nose. A well rounded, creamy Chenin with a crisp fresh finish.
Alc: 13.12  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.48  TA: 6.25  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2009
This wine shows green and light yellow colour. A rich combination of peaches, citrus and vanilla on the nose. On taste the wine is complex and very well balanced with a firm structure and clean flavours. The tannins, alcohol and fruit are not overpowering and this fine balance makes this a definite food wine. The wine will gain more complexity with further maturation.


Alc: 13.58  RS: 4.7  pH: 3.49  TA: 6.7  VA: 0.42  TSO2: 136  FSO2: 53
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2010
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. Tannins, alcohol and fruit are finely balanced, makes this a definite food wine. The wine will gain more complexity with further maturation.

Alc: 13.08  RS: 2.06  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.51  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Noble Late Harvest 2002
Veritas 2003 - Silver
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show - Bronze

Wine Magazine July 2005 - 3½ Stars
SA Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
The end result of grapes infected by Botrytis fungus early in 2002. Apricots, peaches and pineapple, mixed with a touch of honey lingers on the nose. A fine balance between acidity and sweetness makes for an extraordinary experience. Wood maturation adds a very nice complexity.

Alc: 11.5  RS: 240  pH: 3.4  TA: 9.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Noble Late Harvest 2009
This Noble Late Harvest was made in a Southern style, with lower sugar and more wood influences. The wine shows dried fruit flavours and a good concentration on the palate. The sugar, acid and alcohol is well balanced and the wood maturation adds to the complexity and structure of this sweet wine.
Alc: 12.61  RS: 125  pH: 3.70  TA: 8.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Noble Late Harvest 2008
This Noble Late Harvest was made in a Southern style, with lower sugar and more wood influences. The wine shows dried fruit flavours and a good concentration on the palate. The sugar, acid and alcohol is well balanced and the wood maturation adds to the complexity and structure of this sweet wine.
Alc: 12.66  RS: 134  pH: 3.70  TA: 9.79  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2009
A Fruity, crisp white with Guava on the nose as well as passion fruit and citrus flavours.  A well balanced Chenin wit crisp fresh finish that will compliment seafood, light dishes and salads.
Alc: 13.1  RS: 2.81  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.99  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc
A Fruity, crisp white with Guava on the nose as well as passion fruit and citrus flavours.  A well balanced Chenin wit crisp fresh finish that will compliment seafood, light dishes and salads.
Alc: 12.53  RS: 13.8  pH: 3.36  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.41  TSO2: 142  FSO2: 39
Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2012
A fruity, crisp white with pungent guava on the nose as well as passion fruit and lemon zest flavours. A well balanced Chenin with guava flavours following through on the taste and a crisp fresh finish.

Alc: 12.28  RS: 3.48  pH: 4.22  TA: 6.03  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2011
A Fruity, crisp white with Guava on the nose as well as passion fruit and citrus flavours.  A well balanced Chenin wit crisp fresh finish that will compliment seafood, light dishes and salads.
Alc: 12.67  RS: 13.16  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.07  VA: 0.41  TSO2: 142  FSO2: 39
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Fresh tropical fruit from the Chenin Blanc, complimented by grassy Sauvignon Blanc, are the prominent flavours on the nose of this wine. A crisp, zesty and fruity palate leaves the taste buds longing for more. Enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch, or as a nice sun downer.
Alc: 12.2  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.58  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc 2009
A great guava explosion on the nose introduces this wine te your senses. Some grassy flavours from Sauvignon Blanc leave the taste buds longing for more with a zesty lime, rather than a tropical finish. Enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch, or as a nice sun downer.
Alc: 13.2  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.46  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - Discontinued
A great guava explosion on the nose introduces this wine te your senses. Some grassy flavours from Sauvignon Blanc leave the taste buds longing for more with a zesty lime, rather than a tropical finish. Enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch, or as a nice sun downer.
Alc: 12.50  RS: 4.8  pH: 3.42  TA: 6.400  VA: 0.35  TSO2: 115  FSO2: 33
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Fresh tropical fruit, especially from the Chenin Blanc are the prominent flavours on the nose of this wine. A crisp and zesty wine with grassy flavours from the Sauvignon Blanc leaves the taste buds longing for more.
Alc: 12.24  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.51  TA: 6.49  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc 2009

Alc: 13.28  RS: 1.96  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.91  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc 2009
A great guava explosion on the nose introduces this wine te your senses. Some grassy flavours from Sauvignon Blanc leave the taste buds longing for more with a zesty lime, rather than a tropical finish. Enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch, or as a nice sun downer.
Alc: 13.2  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.46  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Noble Late Harvest 2009
This Noble Late Harvest was made in a Southern style, with lower sugar and more wood influences. The wine shows dried fruit flavours and a good concentration on the palate. The sugar, acid and alcohol is well balanced and the wood maturation adds to the complexity and structure of this sweet wine.
Alc: 12.61  RS: 125  pH: 3.70  TA: 8.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Noble Late Harvest

Alc: 11.77  RS: 199.6  pH: 3.74  TA: 9.78  VA: 1.18  TSO2:  FSO2: 50
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2013
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. Tannins, alcohol and fruit are finely balanced, makes this a definite food wine.
Alc: 14.05  RS: 2.00  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.99  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2015
This wine shows a lot of tropical notes like peaches apricot and citrus fruit like orange peel. This is a serious complexed wine that has a great mid palate with good length and ageing potential.
Alc: 13.40  RS: 3.69  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.31  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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.

The aroma is very tropical with mixed fruit and white pear flavours, as well as grassy notes from the Sauvignon Blanc, that flow onto the palate. The wine is round and smooth and a good example of a fruity blend with easy drinkability to enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch or as a sundowner.

Alc: 11.96  RS: 4.42  pH: 3.35  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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