Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Rosé 2021

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Reon Richter
Main Variety - Cinsaut
Alcohol - 11.78 %vol
pH - 3.44
RS - 2.17 g/l
Total Acid - 5.02 g/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Rose
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity


2022 Tim Atkin Report - 90 Points

Tasting Notes

Beautiful light salmon pink, ripe strawberries, red plums, and cherries with a subtle mouth-watering acidity. A lingering and well-balanced finish.

Blend Information

100% Cinsaut

Food Suggestions

Ripe strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, Roasted beet salad with goats’ cheese, fresh green salad with smoke salmon or well-prepared rack of lamb – serve nice and pink in the middle.

In The Vineyard

Vineyard type: 43 years old Bush Vines, no irrigation

About The Harvest

Yield: 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 21°B

In The Cellar

Made in the traditional style of Saignee – bleeding of juice. After destemming, all the free run juice is drained from the berries. This juice is settled overnight. Slow and cold fermentation takes place to preserve the delicate fruit flavours. The wine is aged on the fermentation lees, to add more complexity and structure.

Additional Information

Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines come from specific old bush vines 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. These grapes are handled separately in the cellar to preserve their natural quality and uniqueness.

Passion and Respect for these old vines, have led to these beautiful and special wines.
Darling Cellars OLD BUSH VINES Range is a dedicated concept from site selection, through to the final drop in the glass at the end of the bottle.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Rosé 2023 André Scriven & Bertrum Titus Cinsaut
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Rosé 2021 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Reon Richter Cinsaut

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