Darling Cellars Gustus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.61 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 3.08 g/l
Total Acid - 5.71 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape


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

Tasting Notes

The wine shows an array of ripe blue berries, some hints of tobacco/cigar box and pencil shavings on the nose to follow onto the palate with a lengthy finish of spice and well balanced tannins.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

Serve with braised beef short ribs, garlic chicken wings, zucchini gratin with tomato confit, or a hearty beef stew.

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 nights. Bush Vines, no irrigation.

About The Harvest

Yield 4-6 t/ha.
Balling at Harvest: 26-27°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!

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