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Darling Cellar Merlot 750ML

R 80.00

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Darling Cellar Merlot 750ML

R 80.00

  • Product Description

      Technical Analysis

      Winemaker - Carel Hugo + Pieter-Niel Rossouw
      Main Variety - Merlot
      Alcohol - 13.97 %vol
      pH - 3.56
      RS - 2.95 g/l
      Total Acid - 5.32 g/l
      Appellation - Darling

      Characteristics

      Type - Red
      Style - Dry
      Body - Medium
      Taste - Fruity


      Tasting Notes

      This complex but also elegant wine spoils you with flavours of raspberry, ripe red plum, vanilla, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and nuances of tobacco. This wine has an elegant structure with velvety tannins and a surprisingly lengthy aftertaste.

      Blend Information

      100% Merlot

      Food Suggestions

      The balance is simply near perfect! Enjoy this on its own or with roasted duck breast or roasted tomato and basil pasta.


      In The Vineyard

      Strategically selected sites which get the warm sunny days and cooling effect of the Atlantic ocean. Deep soils from decomposed granite, clay rich and good drainage.


      About The Harvest

      Yield: 5.5 - 6.5 ton/ha
      Balling at Harvest: 24° - 25° B


      In The Cellar

      Vinification: Crush and destalk, 5-10 days fermentation at 22 - 30°C
      Maturation: After malolactic fermentation a portion (approx. 50%) of the wine is racked into barrels for 7-8 months while the balance is transferred into stainless tanks to which staves are added. A blend of 3rd and 4th fill barrels are used


      Additional Information

      The recent demarcation of the Darling district has led to a focus at Darling Cellars on wines which are terroir and varietal specific. The cool and temperate West Coast climate lends itself to a different micro- and mesoclimate which, along with the different types of soil, lead to unique grapes, which we guide into even more unique wines. Having 99% of all vineyards dry land and almost the same percentage as bush vine, this is as close to what nature intended for grapes to be as one can get.

      Darling Cellars Reserve is a wine range of straight varietals where the focus is on fruit driven, varietal true, value for money wines.
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