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Concentrated core of dried peach, floral notes and caramelised nuts

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Lime Kilns, Darling Cellars

Lime Kilns were a familiar sight on the West Coast in years past, used to burn mussel shells for lime which was then used in agriculture.

Chenin Blanc 79%, Viognier 10.5%, Chardonnay 10.5%. This wine shows a lot of tropical notes of peaches apricot, honeycomb and orange peel. A seriously complexed wine that has a great mid palate with good length and ageing potential.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.32

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

White Blend

TIME IN OAK

9 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The grapes were crushed and destalked, then 12 hours of skin contact. The cultivars are barrel fermented separately in 500 litre French oak barrels. Then racked to barrels and left for 9 months on fine lees, followed by ageing for 2-3 months on fermentation lees to add
complexity.

Awards

Platter: 4*

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Lime Kilns, Darling Cellars

Lime Kilns were a familiar sight on the West Coast in years past, used to burn mussel shells for lime which was then used in agriculture.

Composed of Chenin Blanc 81%,Viognier 16%,Chardonnay 3%, this wine shows a lot of tropical notes from peaches, apricot and citrus fruit like orange peel. This is a seriously complexed wine that has a great mid palate with good length and ageing potential. This is a definite food wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.1 g/L

pH

3.32

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P N Rossouw, M Immelman

VARIETY

White Blend

TIME IN OAK

9 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The grapes are crushed and destalked, then barrel fermented in 300 and 500 litre French oak barrels. Racked to barrels and left for 9 months on the lees.

Awards

Veritas Awards: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Contact us to discuss

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Lime Kilns, Darling Cellars

Lime Kilns were a familiar sight on the West Coast in years past, used to burn mussel shells for lime which was then used in agriculture.

Part of Darling Cellar's Heritage Collection, with notes of peach, apricot and citrus fruits, this is a complex wine with good length and ageing potential. A blend of 81% Chenin Blanc, 16% Viognier and 3% Chardonnay.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.59

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

P.-N. Rossouw, Maggie Immelman

VARIETY

White Blend

TIME IN OAK

9 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Grapes were crushed and destalked prior to barrel fermentation in 300 and 500 litre French oak barrels. The wine was racked to barrel and left for 9 months on the lees.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss