Darling Cellars Reserve "Arum Fields" Chenin Blanc 2011

A Fruity, crisp white with Guava on the nose as well as passion fruit and citrus flavours.  A well balanced Chenin wit crisp fresh finish that will compliment seafood, light dishes and salads.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Welma Myburgh & Abe Beukes
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 12.67 % vol  rs : 13.16 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.07 g/l  va : 0.41 g/l  so2 : 142 mg/l  fso2 : 39 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Terroir: 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.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation

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.

DC is a wine range of straight varietals where the focus is on fruit driven, varietal true, value for money wines.

about the harvest: Yield: 5-6 ton/ha
Balling at Harvest: 21° - 22° B

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