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Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars

Old Blocks Pinotage forms part of Darling Cellars' Reserve range of straight varietals with a focus on fruit-driven, varietal-true, value-for-money wines.

This wine is very expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A well balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P N Rossouw & M Immelman

VARIETY

Pinotage

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The grapes are destalked and crushed, followed by 10 days fermentation at 20-30°C on skin, then pressed at 5 – 10°B. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks with a combination of French and American oak staves for 12 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars

Old Blocks Pinotage forms part of Darling Cellars' Reserve range of straight varietals with a focus on fruit-driven, varietal-true, value-for-money wines.

Expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.2 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

5.4 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 harvested, crushed and de-stalked prior to fermentation for 5-10 days at 20-30°C. After completing malolactic fermentation the wine spent 12 months on French and American oak staves to add structure and complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars

Old Blocks Pinotage forms part of Darling Cellars' Reserve range of straight varietals with a focus on fruit-driven, varietal-true, value-for-money wines.

Expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.4 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

On arrival at the winery the grapes were crushed and destalked prior to 10 days’ fermentation on the skins. After completing malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into a combination of 3rd- and 4th-fill barrels for 12 months.

Awards

Veritas: Silver Outstanding

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars

Old Blocks Pinotage forms part of Darling Cellars' Reserve range of straight varietals with a focus on fruit-driven, varietal-true, value-for-money wines.

Expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.5 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abé Beukes, Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Pinotage

FINED USING

Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vinification details

On arrival at the winery the grapes were crushed and destalked prior to 10 days’ fermentation on the skins. After completing malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into a combination of 3rd- and 4th-fill barrels for 12 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars

Old Blocks Pinotage forms part of Darling Cellars' Reserve range of straight varietals with a focus on fruit-driven, varietal-true, value-for-money wines.

This intensely fruity Pinotage conjures up ripe strawberries and black cherries sprinkled with vanilla and cinnamon. A perfect accompaniment to roasted chicken, duck or lamb.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.7 g/L

pH

3.62

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abé Beukes, Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

12 months (portion of 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

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-fill barrels and stainless steel tanks for maturation.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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