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Onyx Kroon 2001

Veritas 2003 - Silver
‘The Jewel in our Crown’

Silver - South African Wine Trophy Show
Three and a half stars (Wine Magazine)
88 points - Wine Spectator in 2003
A very attractive spicy nose with aromas of coffee and mocha accompanied by a full-boded and well-balance palate. Delicate dark berry fruit slides over the palate with finesse and opulence.


variety : Pinotage | 50% Pinotage, 50% Shiraz
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abe Beukes
wine of origin : Groenekloof/Darling
analysis : alc : 13.98 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 5.58 g/l  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Silver
Silver - South African Wine Trophy Show
Three and a half stars (Wine Magazine)
88 points - Wine Spectator in 2003

ageing : Mature for 8 to 10 years.

in the vineyard : The semi-precious stone of Onyx represents the dark granite bedrock so prevalent in the premium vineyard of Groenekloof. This vineyard, is without doubt, our most treasured pride and joy..! It is only the very best of these selected parcels which produce wines of great depth and complexity that are bottled under Onyx.

Terroir: Deep soils from decomposed granite
Vineyard: Bush vine – no irrigation
Yield: 3/4 tons per hectare
Climate: Hot summer days and cool nights positively influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and Benguela current.

in the cellar : Matured in 300L new French oak (90%) and American oak barrels (10%) for 15 months.

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