Darling Cellars Gustus Pinot Noir 2017

This wine displays hints of fresh red cherries and strawberries as well as sweet wildflowers and subtle spicy notes on the nose. A great balance between the fruit and the French oak follow onto the palate with a lengthy finish of earthy notes.

This wine is a great match with salmon, roasted chicken or creamy pasta dishes.

variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter -Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.28 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.67 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

The story behind the label. 
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 6 t/ha.
Balling at Harvest: 26-27°B

in the cellar : Wine was fermented in open barrels and also in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent 15 months in 500l French Oak Barrels. 15% new oak, the rest in older barrels.

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