Darling Cellars Gustus Shiraz 2015

This elegant and expressive fruit driven wine, exhibits hints of mushroom truffle and clover. A sweet palate is complimented by subtle oaking and fine tannin structure which lingers on the palate. A beautiful wine that will reward those who cellar carefully, however why not spoil your friends and enjoy whenever the occasion allows.

Pairs well with a beef casserole, braised pork neck, oxtail stew, bolognaise, Biltong &Bobotie (South African favourites!) or any venison dishes.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw,Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.60 % vol  rs : 2.71 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.29 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Translated from Latin ‘gustus’ means ‘taste’ and this is what this wine is all about.

Darling Cellars Gustus 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. The hand selection of grapes is focused on optimum ripeness at the crusher to deliver flavour in you glass. The best judge of TASTE is yourself!

in the vineyard : 

Deep, dark coloured laterite soils from decomposed Granite in the Darling Hills. Micro climate positively influenced by the Atlantic with sunny days and cool evenings. Bush Vines, no irrigation. Yield 4-6 t/ha.

Balling at Harvest: 26-27°B

in the cellar : 

Whole berry fermentedfor 5-7 days on staves at 20-30°C. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months

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