Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2015

A deep and complex wine with layers of black frui,cedar, honey, liquorice, chocolate and tobacco. Smooth but structures with a long lingering finish.

This wine will pair well with red meat dishes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes and Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.67 % vol  rs : 3.16 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 5.40 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2016: Bronze

ageing : Drink between 2017-2020

Paying tribute to the Governor of the Cape Colony when our home town was founded, this wine truly deserves to be called a Darling. A great proponent of human rights and fondly named “the people’s governor”, Sir Charles Henry only spent a short time in charge of the Cape Colony. But in that time, a small piece of paradise got a really suiting name!

in the vineyard : Vineyard type: Bush Vine and trellised vines

about the harvest: Yield: 4 - 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 26° - 28° B

in the cellar : Fermented for 5-7 days at 20-30˚ on the skins. Pressing portions kept separately to add to the structure and complexity of the wine. Only 8 of the best barrels were carefully selected for this brilliant wine Maturation: Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.