Darling Cellars Gustus Pinotage 2019

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 2.70 g/l
Total Acid - 5.85 g/l


Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

A bouquet of dark plums, currants, dark berries, forest floor and kelp with underlying toasted oak notes. These concentrated flavours follow on the palate and combined with a fine tannin structure, give the wine a rich complex finish.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with a beef casserole, braised pork neck, oxtail stew, bolognaise, roasted or barbequed lamb, biltong and bobotie or any venison dishes.

In The Vineyard

Deep, dark coloured laterite soils from decomposed Granite in the Darling Hills. Micro climate positively influenced by the Atlantic with sunny days and cool evenings.
37-Year-old Bush Vines, no irrigation. Yield 3-4 t/ha.

About The Harvest

Balling at harvest: 25-27°B

In The Cellar

5 day cold soak and then fermentation in open tanks with a combination of pump overs and punch downs. Alcoholic fermentation is finished on the skins and extended skin contact for another 10 days. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months.

Additional Information

Translated from Latin ‘gustus’ means ‘taste’ and this is what this wine is all about.

Darling Cellars Gustus comes from specific vineyards 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. The hand selection of grapes is focused on optimum ripeness at the crusher to deliver flavour in you glass. The best judge of TASTE is yourself!

Other Vintages

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Darling Cellars Gustus Pinotage 2019 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo Pinotage
Darling Cellars Gustus Pinotage 2018 Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo Pinotage
Darling Cellars Gustus Pinotage 2017 Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo Pinotage
Darling Cellars Gustus Pinotage 2015 Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo Pinotage

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