Vineyards strategically planted on South-West facing slopes to capture cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and cold Benguela current. Deep soils from decomposed granite,clay rich, with good drainage. .
Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 14-15°C. Grapes and juice handled reductively to prevent oxidation.
Left on lees for 3 months to add complexity
tasting notes Subtle tropical fruit dominated by ripe yellow peaches and white pear on the nose. Elegant and well balanced structure with loads of tropical fruit on the pallet and a fresh and crisp acidity followed by a lingering aftertaste. A wine that will compliment fresh seafood and light spicy chicken salads.
About Darling Cellars
At Darling Cellars we believe family values are our most valuable asset. As third generation wine growers we have come to know our vineyards as we do our families. We apply the same respect, discipline, patience and nurturing to allow our vines to realise their full potential. their fruits and the distinctive wines that they create are the reward for our patience. Our respect for nature is integral in all that we do and our farming practices and winemaking processes reflect this philosophy. The collective result – a passion to build a foundation for each new generation, one vintage at a time.Each and every vine we have is an untrellised bush vine. They receive absolutely no irrigation. that’s tough. From the day they are planted, their character is honed by the changing seasons of the distinct growing climate of the Cape West Coast. With an average age of 38 years, our low-yielding bush vines provide us with the distinctive and expressive fruit that distinguishes our wines. This is our : less is more philosophy – the less fruit we get from each hand-harvested vine, the better the quality of our wines. Our bush vine vineyards are situated in the Darling region on the cool Atlantic West Coast of the Cape. Darling Cellars are one of only five producers in this unique wine growing region. This distinctive terroir that allows our dry land vineyards to flourish is characterised by chilly nights from prevailing winds off the Atlantic Ocean, nourishing early morning mists and long sunny days. The collective result being the perfect conditions for our vines to express their character. This pristine growing climate allows us the privilege of not using chemical sprays to manage our vineyards, adding to the natural character of our wines. It’s quite simple, we let nature help manage our vines. Perfect. Our extended family of farm workers, cellar and administrative staff are as integral to our business as the vineyards themselves. Our culture of hand-harvesting not only provides employment but is symbolic of our ‘hands on’ and personal approach to all we do at Darling Cellars.Generations of families have worked on our farms and our collective future is inextricably linked to the people that make Darling Cellars the family of wines that carry our name. We believe great wine is made in the vineyard. The shared passions of the winegrower, viticulturist and winemaker are all brought together when our hand-harvested grapes are brought into our cellar to begin the alchemic process from fruit into wine. From the individual lug boxes that carry them to the gentle processing, our grapes are handled in the most natural way possible. We allow the fruit and varietal character to express themselves so ultimately we are bringings the vineyard and the environment in which it has flourished to your glass of Darling Cellars wine.