Darling Cellars Reserve "Black Granite" Shiraz 2009

Another example of this fine varietal with a bit of a dry finish. A medium bodied wine displaying wild berries, and ripe plums on the nose. With a little time, it will develop into a lovely Darling Shiraz with opulent fruit and an integrated wood structure.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Carl Hugo & Abe Beukes
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.30 % vol  rs : 1.76 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 5.20 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now until 2009.

in the vineyard : Terroir: Strategically chosen sites which gets the warm sunny days and cooling effect of the Atlantic Ocean. Deep soils from decomposed granite, clay rich, 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: 6-7 ton/ha
Balling at Harvest: 23.5° B

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