Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2011

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.

A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complementing each other for a great drinking experience. Hints of coffee, from light wood treatment, accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the blackcurrants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.

variety : Merlot [ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.18 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.58 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

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 in the area surrounding Darling Hills. Hot summers moderated by the cool Atlantic.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation
Yield: 6 - 8 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24°B

in the cellar : Vinification: Crush and destalk, 10 days fermentation at 22°C
Maturation: Maturing in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves for complexity

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