Darling Cellars Classic Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Citrus and pineapple flavours on the nose, as well as grassy notes from the Sauvignon Blanc, that flow onto the pallet.

The wine is round and smooth and a good example of a fruity blend with easy drinkability to enjoy next to the pool, with a light brunch or as a sundowner.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 75% Chenin Blanc, 25% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes & Welma Myburgh
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.63 % vol  rs : 2.78 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.05 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
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.

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.

Terroir: Decomposed granite 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: 22° B

in the cellar : Vinification: Crush and destalk, 12 days fermentation at 14° C

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