Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2022

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.41 %vol
pH - 3.69
RS - 9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.17 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2023 Michelangelo Awards - Double Gold
2023 Merit Challenge - Gold
 

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla and red plum. These follow through to the palate with an added hint of butterscotch and smooth, supple tannins. Perfectly balanced, this wine will tickle your taste buds and reward with its structure and length of flavour.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Enjoy this wine on its own or pair with a variety of meat or pasta dishes, and berry or chocolate desserts.

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land


About The Harvest

Yield: 3 - 7 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24 - 25°B

In The Cellar

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 5 - 6 days fermentation at 20 - 30°C on skin. Pressed at 5 - 10°B.
Maturation: A portion of the wine spent 8 - 12 months on staves to add complexity and layers.

Additional Information

Chocoholic is composed of two distinctly differing components. 10% of the juice was created by twisting the grape stalks to induce raisening of the fruit while still on the vine. The juice from these grapes is then added to Pinotage juice which received oak contact to produce a seductively smooth, sensually soft, subtly sweet, mouth fillingly moreish, unashamedly addictive, decadently Pinotage.


Other Vintages

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Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage Magnum 2022 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2022 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2021 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Immelman Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2020 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Immelman Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2018 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2017 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2016 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Pinotage
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2015 Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw Pinotage

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