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Darling Cellars' Gustus wines (Latin for 'taste') come from specific vineyards which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours.

This is an example of what a Darling Chenin Blanc can produce: a wine with multiple layers of fresh green apple, guava, quince and yellow ripe peaches. Lees and skin contact add a creaminess to the wine that leaves a lingering mouthfeel.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.1 g/L

pH

3.54

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P-N. Rossouw & Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Post-harvest, grapes were crushed and destalked then left for 12 hours’ skin contact, before 14 days’ fermentation at 13°C. Made in a reductive way, it was left on lees for 6 months in stainless steel tanks to add complexity and depth.

Awards

Platter: 4*

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Download full size images

Darling Cellars' Gustus wines (Latin for 'taste') come from specific vineyards which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours.

This is an example of what a Darling Chenin Blanc can produce: a wine with multiple layers of fresh green apple, guava, quince and yellow ripe peaches. Lees and skin contact add a creaminess to the wine that leaves a lingering mouthfeel.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.9 g/L

pH

3.32

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P.-N. Rossouw, Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Post-harvest, grapes were crushed and destalked then left for 12 hours’ skin contact, before 14 days’ fermentation at 13°C. Made in a reductive way, it was left on lees for 6 months in stainless steel tanks to add complexity and depth.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Contact us to discuss