Darling Cellars Gustus Chenin Blanc 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.63 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.34 g/l
Total Acid - 5.84 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape


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


2022 Veritas Awards - Double Gold

Tasting Notes

This is an example of what a Darling Chenin Blanc can produce. Wine with multiple layers of fresh green apple, guava, quince and yellow ripe peaches. Lees and skin contact add a creaminess to the wine that leaves a lingering mouthfeel, wishing for more.

Ageing Potential

Wine with great potential that can age for another 2-3 years.


Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

Ideal pairing partners are trout, sushi or fresh line fish, roasted chicken and vegetables or a creamy chicken pasta dish.

In The Vineyard

South western facing slopes on deep granite soils are the preferred sites for these vineyards. Bush vines, no irrigation.

In The Cellar

Crush and destalk, 12 hours skin contact, 14 days fermentation at 13°C. Reductive winemaking. Left on lees for 6 months in Stainless Steel tanks to add complexity and depth.

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 Chenin Blanc 2020 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Gustus Chenin Blanc 2019 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman Chenin Blanc
Darling Cellars Gustus Chenin Blanc 2018 Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman Chenin Blanc

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