Darling Cellars Premium Kroon 2014

An exceptionally vibrant and fruit driven wine with a spicy nose,cigarbox palate and a long juicy finish.

Will compliment good food like red meat or venison dishes.

variety : Shiraz | 79% Shiraz , 10% Cincaut, 8% Grenache, 2% Viognier 1% Mourvedre
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : My recommendation is to drink this wine now or store for 4-5 years

in the vineyard : 

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.

about the harvest: 

Yield: 4-6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 26°B

in the cellar : Vinification: Whole berry fermented for 5 - 7 days at 20 -30°C. Maturation: Aged for 12 months in 300 litre French oak barrels.

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