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Darling Cellar's Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée.

Enticing aromas of Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla and red plum. These follow through to the palate with an added hint of butterscotch and smooth, supple tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

9.6 g/L

pH

3.59

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P-N. Rossouw, Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

Pinotage

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

VEGAN

Yes

ORGANIC

Yes

Vinification details

All grapes were hand crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation on skins for 5-6 days. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. The blend includes a straw-wine component made from partially-dried Pinotage grapes and made into an almost port-like wine. These grapes were dried by twisting the stems.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Darling Cellar's Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée.

A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity, good structure and smooth, supply tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

9.6 g/L

pH

3.56

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Pinotage

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

All grapes were hand crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation on skins for 5-6 days. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. The blend includes a straw-wine component made from partially-dried Pinotage grapes and made into an almost port-like wine. These grapes were dried by twisting the stems.

Awards

IWSC: Gold

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Darling Cellar's Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée.

A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity, good structure and smooth, supply tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

10.3 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo, Pieter-Niel Rossouw

VARIETY

Pinotage

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested and de-stemmed prior to fermentation on skins for 5-6 days. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. The blend includes a straw-wine component made from partially-dried Pinotage grapes and made into an almost port-like wine. These grapes were dried by twisting the stems.

Awards

IWSC: Silver
People’s Choice Wine Awards: Winner ‘Out of the ordinary’ category

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

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Darling Cellar's Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée.

A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity to accompany you to all occasions!

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

9.7 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo, Pieter-Niel Rossouw

VARIETY

Pinotage

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

Vinification details

All grapes were hand harvested and de-stemmed prior to fermentation on skins for 5-6 days. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. The blend includes a straw-wine component made from partially-dried Pinotage grapes and made into an almost port-like wine. These grapes were dried by twisting the stems.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

Download full size images

Darling Cellar's Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée.

A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity to accompany you to all occasions!

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

9.7 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carel Hugo, Pieter-Niel Rossouw

VARIETY

Pinotage

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

Vintage conditions

After a good long wet winter we had 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 and de-stemmed prior to fermentation on skins for 5-6 days. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. The blend includes a straw-wine component made from partially-dried Pinotage grapes and made into an almost port-like wine. These grapes were dried by twisting the stems.

Awards

Mundus Vini 2016: Gold
Veritas 2016: Silver
IWSC 2017: Silver
DWWA 2017: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss