Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014

A well balanced wine with enticing fruit characters including plum and red cherry. A complex palate gives way to a lingering finish making this a great wine to be enjoyed with food.

A great wine to be enjoyed with a variety of food.

variety : Merlot [ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes and Carl Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.20 % vol  rs : 2.14 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

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.

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 and Hutton 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: 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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