Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Maggie Immelman
Main Variety - Cinsaut
Alcohol - 14.45 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 3.02 g/l
Total Acid - 5.73 g/l
Appellation - Darling


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


2023 Investec Trophy Wine Show - Bronze

Tasting Notes

An irresistible, well balanced red wine, with a bright ruby red colour and sour cherries, red cherries and candy floss on the nose. The fruity palate is delicious with earthiness and flavours of white pepper followed by a fresh acidity on the pallet. Grape tannins very well supported by the oak tannins. The wine finishes with a long aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

This wine will age for 8 - 15 years if stored properly

Blend Information

100% Cinsaut

Food Suggestions

This wine will go very well with roasted leg of lamb, Moroccan lamb, well-made Curry stews or Escargot. Suitable for Vegans.

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Deep Hutton soils with koffieklip, dominate the sites selected for these vines.
Vineyard type: 38 years old Bush Vine, no irrigation.

About The Harvest

Yield: 4-6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 23- 24°B

In The Cellar

Crush and destalk into small open fermenters. Cold soak for two days before fermentation started. 14 days fermentation at 20 - 24°C. Free run and press wine kept separate. Barrel maturation in 100% French Oak (1st fill, 2nd and 3rd) for 22 months. Only the best 7 barrels were selected for the blend.


Additional Information

Darling Cellars Old Bush Vine comes 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 VINE Range is a dedicated concept from site selection, through to the final drop in the glass at the end of a bottle.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2020 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Maggie Immelman Cinsaut
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018 Pieter-Niel Rossouw + Carel Hugo Cinsaut

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