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From unirrigated bush vines in strategically selected sites, Darling Cellars' Black Granite Shiraz enjoys deep soils from decomposed granite.

Flavours of cherries, strawberries, red mulberries, pomegranate, liquorice, vanilla, red pepper and white pepper meet you on the nose. This is a big, structured wine with good fruit concentration on the palate that is carried through in a long, lingering aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.8 g/L

pH

3.54

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P-N Rossouw, Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested, crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation for 5-10 days at 20-30°C. After completing malolactic fermentation the wine spent 8 months on French and American oak staves to add structure and complexity.

Awards

Veritas Awards: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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From unirrigated bush vines in strategically selected sites, Darling Cellars' Black Granite Shiraz enjoys deep soils from decomposed granite.

Flavours of cherries, strawberries, red mulberries, pomegranate, liquorice, vanilla, red pepper and white pepper meet you on the nose. This is a big, structured wine with good fruit concentration on the palate that is carried through in a long, lingering aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.0 g/L

pH

3.58

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested, crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation for 5-10 days at 20-30°C. After completing malolactic fermentation in tank the wine was racked to 2nd and 3rd filled barrels and stainless steel tanks with a combination of French and American oak staves for 12 months to add structure and complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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From unirrigated bush vines in strategically selected sites, Darling Cellars' Black Granite Shiraz enjoys deep soils from decomposed granite.

Flavours of cherries, strawberries, red mulberries, pomegranate, liquorice, vanilla, red pepper and white pepper meet you on the nose. This is a big, structured wine with good fruit concentration on the palate that is carried through in a long, lingering aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.9 g/L

pH

3.55

ACIDITY

5.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested, crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation for 5-10 days at 20-30°C. It was gently pressed and the different ‘press fractions’ were matured separately where appropriate. After completing malolactic fermentation in tank the wine was transferred to 2nd and 3rd filled barrels and stainless steel tanks with a combination of French and American oak staves for added structure and complexity.

Awards

Veritas 2018: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

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From unirrigated bush vines in strategically selected sites, Darling Cellars' Black Granite Shiraz enjoys deep soils from decomposed granite.

Flavours of cherries, strawberries, red mulberries, pomegranate, liquorice, vanilla, red pepper and white pepper meet you on the nose. This is a big, structured wine with good fruit concentration on the palate that is carried through in a long, lingering aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.2 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.8 g/L

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo & Pieter-Niel Rossouw

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

12 months (portion of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested, crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation for 5-10 days at 20-30°C. It was gently pressed and the different ‘press fractions’ were matured separately where appropriate. After completing malolactic fermentation in tank the wine was transferred to 2nd and 3rd filled barrels and stainless steel tanks with a combination of French and American oak staves for added structure and complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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From unirrigated bush vines in strategically selected sites, Darling Cellars' Black Granite Shiraz enjoys deep soils from decomposed granite.

A vibrant display of fresh fruit which includes cherries, spice, tobacco and red pepper. A good concentration of darker fruit is displayed on the palate, which includes flavours of vanilla, cacao and chocolate. Tannins are silky and juicy. A well-balanced, complex wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.7 g/L

pH

3.65

ACIDITY

5.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo, Pieter-Niel Rossouw

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

12 months (portion of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

After a good long wet winter Darling experienced very even bud-break. A long cool growing season allowed to grapes to mature beautifully while retaining their natural acidity.

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested, crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation for 5-10 days at 20-30°C. It was gently pressed and the different ‘press fractions’ were matured separately where appropriate. After completing malolactic fermentation in tank the wine was transferred to 2nd and 3rd filled barrels and stainless steel tanks with a combination of French and American oak staves for added structure and complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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From unirrigated bush vines in strategically selected sites, Darling Cellars' Black Granite Shiraz enjoys deep soils from decomposed granite.

This Black Granite Shiraz has a deep almost opaque garnet colour with a bouquet of spice, dark plums and bramble berries. These flavours follow on the palate and, combined with a fine tannin profile and integrated oak, provide great length on the finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.70

ACIDITY

5.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo, Alastair Rimmer

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

12 months (portion of blend)

SULPHUR

Free: 45

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2013 was a fantastic season and with good winter rains and healthy vineyards. With careful selection Darling Cellars were able to produce wines that are elegant and refined that will mature well.

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested and de-stemmed prior to fermentation. After a relatively warm fermentation it was gently pressed and the different ‘press fractions’ were matured separately where appropriate. After completing malolactic fermentation in tank the wine was transferred to 3rd and 4th filled barrels and stainless steel tanks for maturation.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Contact us to discuss