Darling Cellars Gustus Skattie Pinotage Sweet Wine NV

Ruby red, rich and spicy with notes of dark berries and hints of raisins, it is well bodied, very intense with notes of ripe cherries. Excellent with strong cheeses and desserts. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with good friends. Seductively smooth, sensually soft, significantly sweet, mouthfillingly moreish, decadently Pinotage.

Excellent with pasta, white and red meats, cheeses. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with good friends.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.74 % vol  rs : 108 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Sweet  body : Medium  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 : Pre harvest done by pinching the bunches at 21°B to stop juice flow to bunches. Grapes sundried on vines. Hand selected bunches from unirrigated bush vines left to wither in the sun.

about the harvest: 

Yield: 3 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 45°B

in the cellar : Crush and destalk, 15 days fermentation at 20-25°C on skin. Pressed at 5-10°B. aged in stainless steel tanks, no fining agents used. Due to high sugar levels, fermentation stops naturally.

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