Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 14.21 %vol
pH - 3.45
RS - 3.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Darling

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

This wine has layers of fruit complexity supported with integrated wood. Aromas of green fig with tropical arrays of white pears, pineapple and minerality are displayed. The wine has a full mid palate with complex fruit following through and results in a wine with a great length and fruit acidity. The palate is well structured.


Blend Information

64% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Semillon

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with kingklip, prawns and white wine sauce, seafood risotto, pork or chicken satay, scallops, sashimi, salads with goats' cheese, spring vegetables such as asparagus and peas. Suitable for Vegans.

In The Vineyard

These grapes ripen as nature intended without human intervention, we do monitor vineyards for optimal picking times, adopting a combination of sampling and tasting to optimize the richer tropical (thiol) notes. Both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon vineyards are situated high up in the mountains receiving the direct South-Western cold Atlantic winds, where the average temperature is about 8-10 °C cooler than our other vineyards, which helps the grapes retain their fruit flavours much better.

About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested from dryland farmed vineyards in Darling, where the vines are not trellised and planted as bush vines on a combination of laterite soils 15 km from the Atlantic Ocean.

In The Cellar

Crush and destalk. 12 hour skin contact.Cultivars separately fermented in new 500l French oak barrels. Left on the lees for 2 months to add complexity. Barrel matured on fine lees for 9 months.

Additional Information

This wine is named after Lady Ann Darling, the wife of Sir Charles Henry Darling, governor of the Cape Colony in 1851 after which the picturesque town of Darling was named. We pay tribute to the ‘often forgotten woman-behind-the-man’.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2021 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Bertrum Titus Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2020 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2019 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2018 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Sauvignon Blanc
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2017 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Sauvignon Blanc

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