Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Not made in a full ripe style this wine offers tropical flavours of pineapple, watermelon and green undertones of asparagus and mineral aromas on the palate.

Seafood dishes, creamy chicken dish or a garden salad in early summer - the perfect accompaniment!

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 11.38 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 5.86 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : This is a medium bodies wine with an aging potential of 2-3 years.

Darling Cellars Premium comes from specific vineyards which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours. These vineyards are planted in the best terroir for the specific varietal. Vineyards are carefully monitored by the winemaker who ultimately decides when the grapes will be harvested. These grapes are handled separately in the cellar to preserve their natural quality and uniqueness. 

Darling Cellars Premium is a dedicated concept from site selection, through to the final drop in the glass at the end of a bottle.

in the vineyard : 

Terroir: South western facing slopes on deep granite soils are the preferred sites for these vineyards.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, no irrigation.
Yield: 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 22 - 23°B

in the cellar : 

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 12 hours skin contact,  14 days fermentation at 13°C. Reductive winemaking
Maturation: Left on lees for 6 months in Stainless Steel tanks to add complexity and depth.

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