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Our Wines (archived) - Sauvignon Blanc

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Veritas 2005 - Bronze
Typical Darling Sauvignon aromas on the nose with passion fruit, nettles and guava the dominating flavours. These, together with hints of grassiness, are carried through generously to the palate with a zesty long and lingering aftertaste.

Alc: 12.0  RS: 1.90  pH: 3.63  TA: 7.56  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Typical tropical flavours on the nose with passion fruit and guava dominating. These flavours together with hints of grassiness are carried through generously to the palate with a zesty long aftertaste.
Alc: 12.0  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.63  TA: 7.56  VA: 0.27  TSO2: 117  FSO2: 48

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2003 -  SOLD OUT

Typical goosberry and grassy flavours on the nose followed by wonderfully rich and generous fruit on the palate of exquisite balance.
Alc: 12.22  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.07  TA: 8.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Typical goosberry and grassy flavours on the nose followed by wonderfully rich and generous fruit on the palate of exquisite balance.
Alc: 13.29  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.36  TA: 7.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Typical gooseberry and grassy flavors on the nose followed by a wonderfully rich and generous fruit on the palate of exquisite balance.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.34  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2000

Typical gooseberry and grassy flavors on the nose followed by a wonderfully rich and generous fruit on the palate of exquisite balance.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.33  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 1999

Veritas 1999 - Silver
Lots of asparagus and greenpepper flavours. Zippy in the mouth.

Alc: 12.87  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.53  TA: 7.25  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This wine displays intense flavours of green pepper, flint, asparagus and mineral aromas on the nose. The palate shows mineral complexity with a fully complex mouth feel and a persistent aftertaste.


Alc: 12.51  RS: 2.31  pH: 3.46  TA: 5.91  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2013

This wine displays passion fruit, green figs and flinty aromas on the nose. The palate shows mineral complexity with a well-rounded balance and a persistent aftertaste.

Alc: 13.2  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.52  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Not made in a full ripe style this wine offers tropical flavours of pineapple, watermelon and green undertones of asparagus and mineral aromas on the palate.
Alc: 11.38  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.3  TA: 5.86  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2010

This wine displays passion fruit, green figs and flinty aromas on the nose. The palate shows mineral complexity with a well-rounded balance and a persistent aftertaste.

Alc: 13.39  RS: 2.03  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.37  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2014

This wine displays intense flavours of green pepper, flint, asparagus and mineral aromas on the nose. The palate shows mineral complexity with a fully complex mouth feel and a persistent aftertaste.
Alc: 13.2  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.52  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of nettle and fresh peas giving way to underlying notes of passion fruit. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh without being cloying.
Alc: 12.51  RS: 2.48  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.09  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Lots of passion fruit, guava and grassy flavours on the nose. The passion fruit and grassy flavours follow through on the palate. On the taste the wine is round and elegant with a crisp finish which makes this a good food wine but also easy drinkable.
Alc: 13.54  RS: 1.76  pH: 3.41  TA: 6.22  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of tropical fruit such as watermelon skin, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh.


Alc: 12.61  RS: 2.48  pH: 1.66  TA: 5.60  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of green fig and tropical fruit such as watermelon, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh.
Alc: 12.63  RS: 3.08  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.80  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of nettle and an array of tropical fruit such as watermelon skin, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh.
Alc: 12.70  RS: 2.48  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.52  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Onyx Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Veritas Awards - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval
Nettles, passion fruit, asparagus and traces of gooseberry on the nose. The palate displays a fullness with a well-rounded balance and a long lingering aftertaste of green fig.

Alc: 13.0  RS: 1.0  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.68  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Onyx Sauvignon Blanc 2003

An abundance of tropical flavours of passion fruit, guava and banana, combined with the typical, fresh, herbaceous aromas of nettles. In the mouth, the fullness of the wine is complemented by ripe fruit flavours with a well-rounded balance and a long, lingering aftertaste of green fig and sweet pepper.
Alc: 13.27  RS: 1.1  pH: 3.28  TA: 7.15  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Veritas 1999 - Bronze
Veritas 1998 - Silver
SAA Onboard Listing (Long Haul)
Crisp, dry white wine with a mixture of green peppers, figs and nettles on the nose. The fruit and acid is well balanced and the aftertaste long.

Alc: 13.0  RS: 1.2  pH: 3.51  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Herbaceous notes, asparagus and green fig dominate the palate with a wonderfully full palate and racy acidity on the finish.
Alc: 12.11  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Typical Darling Sauvignon aromas on the nose with passion fruit, nettles and guava the dominating flavours. These, together with hints of grassiness, are carried through generously to the palate with a zesty long and lingering aftertaste.
Alc: 11.7  RS: 2.30  pH: 3.40  TA: 7.40  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Onyx Sauvignon Blanc 2005

International Wine Challenge 2006 - Bronze
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 - Seal of Approval
Nettles, passion fruit, asparagus and traces of gooseberry on the nose. The palate displays a fullness with a well-rounded balance and a long lingering aftertaste of green fig.

Alc: 12.7  RS: 1.4  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.71  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Onyx Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
Nettles, passion fruit, asparagus and traces of gooseberry on the nose. The palate displays a fullness with a well-rounded balance and a long lingering aftertaste of green fig.

Alc: 12.5  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.53  TA: 7.45  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Onyx Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Nettles, passion fruit, green figs and traces of gooseberry on the nose. The palate displays mineral complexity with a well-rounded balance and a long lingering aftertaste.
Alc: 12.67  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.32  TA: 6.09  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Onyx Sauvignon Blanc 2009

This wine displays green peas, passion fruit, green figs and traces of guava ont he nose.  The palate shows mineral complexity with a well-rounded balance and a zippy but persistent aftertaste. 
Alc: 13.78  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.31  TA: 6.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Green fig and passion fruit on the nose with tropical fruit and guava flavours in the mouth.  On the taste the wine is round with a crisp finish which makes this a good food wine but also easy drinkable.
Alc: 13.78  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.31  TA: 6.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve 'Bush Vine' Sauvignon 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: 12.71  RS: 2.65  pH: 3.37  TA: 6.86  VA: 0.41  TSO2: 142  FSO2: 39

Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Lots of passion fruit and grassy flavours with hints of flintiness on the nose. The grassy flavours follow through on the palate. On the taste the wine is round and elegant with a crisp finish.

Alc: 13.1  RS: 3.62  pH: 3.36  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Reserve "Bush Vine" Sauvignon 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: 13.32  RS: 2.78  pH: 3.38  TA: 6.03  VA: 0.41  TSO2: 142  FSO2: 39

Darling Cellars "Bush Vine" Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Green fig and passion fruit on the nose with tropical fruit and guava flavours in the mouth.  On the taste the wine is round with a crisp finish which makes this a good food wine but also easy drinkable.
Alc: 12.71  RS: 2.65  pH: 3.37  TA: 6.86  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Lady Ann Darling 2015

This wine has layers of fruit complexity supported with integrated wood. Typical aromas are green characters of green fig with tropical arrays of white pears, pineapple and minerality. The wine has a full mid palate with complex fruit following through and results in a wine with a great length and fruit acidity. The palate is well structured with an oily texture.
Alc: 13.02  RS: 2.78  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.17  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush Rose 2017

Light Pomegranate in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Loads of ripe strawberries, sweet cherry and raspberries on the nose with a lingering fruity aftertaste.
Alc: 11.76  RS: 6.46  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.34  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Lady Ann Darling 2016

An interesting wine with layers of fruit complexity supported with well integrated wood. Typical aromas are green characters of green fig with tropical arrays of white pears and pineapple. The palate is elegant with a lovely minerality to the finish.
Alc: 12.01  RS: 2.21  pH: 3.40  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush Rose 2016


Alc: 12.15  RS: 6.0  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.93  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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