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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.

A bouquet of dark plums, currants, dark berries, forest floor and kelp with underlying toasted oak notes. These concentrated flavours follow on the palate and, combined with a fine tannin structure, give the wine a rich, complex finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.42

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Carel Hugo

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

15 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vinification details

From 36-year-old bush vines grown without irrigation. On arrival at the winery the grapes were crushed and destalked, before 14 days’ fermentation at 23-25°C. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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