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Part of Darling Cellar's Classic Range, this Cabernet/Merlot is an easy-drinking, fun wine, rich in vibrant fruit and displaying some complexity.

A fruit-forward wine with an array of complex aromas which include candy floss, red cherries, cranberries and mulberries. A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 15% Cinsaut.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.4 g/L

pH

3.64

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P-N. Rossouw, Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The grapes were carefully selected from specific sites to produce vibrant, elegant berry fruit flavours. They underwent 5-8 days’ fermentation at 20-30°C, followed by maturation in stainless steel tanks, before early blending for better integration of tannins.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Part of Darling Cellar's Classic Range, this Cabernet/Merlot is an easy-drinking, fun wine, rich in vibrant fruit and displaying some complexity.

An elegant, fruit-forward wine with an array of complex aromas including candy floss, red cherries, cranberries and mulberries.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.8 g/L

pH

3.23

ACIDITY

7.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

From unirrigated bush vines, this Cabernet/Merlot blend went through 5-8 days’ whole berry fermentation at 20-30°C before maturation in stainless steel tanks. It was blended early for better integration of tannins.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Part of Darling Cellar's Classic Range, this Cabernet/Merlot is an easy-drinking, fun wine, rich in vibrant fruit and displaying some complexity.

A fruit forward wine with an array of complex aromas including candy floss, red cherries, cranberries and mulberries. An elegant, fruity wine: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.3 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

From unirrigated bush vines, this Cabernet/Merlot blend went through 5-8 days’ whole berry fermentation at 20-30°C before maturation in stainless steel tanks. It was blended early for better integration of tannins.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

Part of Darling Cellar's Classic Range, this Cabernet/Merlot is an easy-drinking, fun wine, rich in vibrant fruit and displaying some complexity.

A fruit forward wine with an array of complex aromas including candy floss, red cherries, cranberries and mulberries. An elegant, fruity wine: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.3 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

From unirrigated bush vines, this Cabernet/Merlot blend went through 5-8 days’ whole berry fermentation at 20-30°C before maturation in stainless steel tanks. It was blended early for better integration of tannins.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Part of Darling Cellar's Classic Range, this Cabernet/Merlot is an easy-drinking, fun wine, rich in vibrant fruit and displaying some complexity.

A good combination of dark fruit and structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon combines with red berry fruit from the Merlot. A very fruit-forward wine; 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.9 g/L

pH

3.63

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Red Blend

SULPHUR

Total: 94 Free: 48

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

Vintage conditions

The winter and spring leading up to the 2016 vintage were among the driest in recent years. Normal rainfall in the area is about 450mm, but in 2016 this was only 176mm. Winter temperatures were not as cold as normal; unfortunately there was an unexpected heat wave at the end of October that rushed some of the earlier cultivars and meant that the veraison period was shorter than normal. After that temperatures stayed on the higher-than-normal side and the rain stayed away. The ripening period was subsequently shorter than normal due to the drier and warmer conditions. With very little rain during the berry-setting and ripening period, the berries stayed very small, giving extra concentration, intense flavours and a very good colour.

Vinification details

From unirrigated bush vines, this Cabernet/Merlot blend went through 5-8 days’ whole berry fermentation at 20-30°C before maturation in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves for added complexity. It was blended early for better integration of tannins.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Part of Darling Cellar's Classic Range, this Cabernet/Merlot is an easy-drinking, fun wine, rich in vibrant fruit and displaying some complexity.

This wine has vibrant flavours of red berry and fruit characters including plum and mulberry. On the palate is a fresh acidity making this a great wine to be enjoyed with food.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.9 g/L

pH

3.62

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

Vintage conditions

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

Vinification details

From unirrigated bush vines, this Cabernet/Merlot blend went through 10 days’ whole berry fermentation at 20-30°C before maturation in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves for added complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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