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Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars

Darling Cellars
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Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.0
Residual sugar
2.4
pH
3.60
Acidity
5.6
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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.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Pinotage
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
P N Rossouw & M Immelman
Closure
Screw top
Region
Darling
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.

 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.2
Residual sugar
3.2
pH
3.50
Acidity
5.4
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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.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Pinotage
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo
Closure
Screw top
Region
Darling
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.

 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.0
Residual sugar
3.4
pH
3.50
Acidity
5.5
Download Specification Sheet Download Full Size Images
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.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Pinotage
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Carel Hugo
Closure
Screw top
Region
Darling
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.

 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.0
Residual sugar
2.5
pH
3.50
Acidity
5.4
Download Specification Sheet
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.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Pinotage
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
No
Winemaker
Abé Beukes, Carel Hugo
Fining Agent
Gelatine
Closure
Screw top
Region
Darling
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.