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Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Carl Hugo
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Darling
Alcohol
13.76 %vol
pH
3.63
RS
3.89 g/l
TA
5.22 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry

Tasting Notes

A good combination of dark fruit and structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon and red berry fruit from the Merlot. A very fruit forward version of Cab/Merlot.

Blend Information

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot

Food Suggestions

A great wine to be enjoyed with a variety of food.

In The Vineyard

The recent demarcation of the Darling district has led to a focus at Darling Cellars on wines which are terroir and varietal specific. The cool and temperate West Coast climate lends itself to a different micro- and mesoclimate which, along with the different types of soil, lead to unique grapes, which we guide into even more unique wines. Having 99% of all vineyards dry land and almost the same percentage as bush vine, this is as close to what nature intended for grapes to be as one can get.

Terroir: Decomposed granite and Hutton in the area surrounding Darling Hills. Hot summers moderated by the cool Atlantic
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

About The Harvest

Yield: 6 - 8 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24° B - 25° B

In The Cellar

Grapes carefully selected from specific sites to produce vibrant, elegant berry fruit flavours. 5-8 days fermentation at 20-30°C.Maturation in Stainless Steel tanks. Blended early for better integration of tannins

 


Other Vintages

Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2016 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Carl Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015 Pieter-Niel Rossouw and Carl Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013 Abé Beukes and Carl Hugo Merlot
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014 Abé Beukes and Carl Hugo Merlot
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2011 Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh Merlot
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2012 Abé Beukes + Carl Hugo Merlot

Additional Information

The idea behind the Classic Range is easy drinking fun wines which are rich in vibrant fruit, displays a little bit of complexity, but is never heavy, nor dull. Wines for all festive occasions.

CONTACT DETAILS

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