DC De-Alcoholised Sparkling Rosé NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Reon Richter
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 0.45 %vol
pH - 3.37
RS - 23 g/l
Total Acid - 5.96 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Sparkling
Style - Off Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Great light salmon pink colour with aromas of ripe strawberries and sweet plum following through to a balanced palate with a lingering finish that leaves you wanting more.

Blend Information

96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Grenache

Food Suggestions

Serve chilled on its own or with a salmon salad, fresh sashimi or yellow tail ceviche.

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Vineyards from different slopes and different soils are used for this blend. The cool nights and cool South-westerly wind in the afternoons cool the vineyards down and help to form the elegant fruit flavours. Soil types consist of weathered granite to deep red and well drained soils.

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation
Yield: 6 t/ha

About The Harvest

Balling at Harvest: 21-22°B

In The Cellar

Destalk and crush, 18 days fermentation at 14°C. Grapes and juice handled reductively to prevent oxidation and lock in the fruit flavours. Maturation: Left on lees for 2 months to add complexity. The wine is then De-Alcoholised by way of a gently spinning cone technology. This is done under vacuum and at low temperature to ensure that the product retains its distinctive wine body, colour and flavour. Finally, the base wine is infused with CO2 to create a stream of bubbles.

Additional Information

Darling Cellars De-Alcoholised is a product range of varietals where the focus is on fruit driven and varietal true wines. The grapes were harvested from dryland farmed vineyards in Darling, where the vines are not trellised and planted as bush vines. De-alcoholised does not mean compromising on taste and this sparkling rosé is made from premium quality grapes bursting with flavour.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
DC De-Alcoholised Sparkling Rosé NV Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Reon Richter Sauvignon Blanc

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