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A deep inky black colour, this wine has a smoky nose with coconut edges, lots of spicy and complex fruits. The palate offers a balanced tannin structure that has a firm mouth-feel but not over-extracted flavours of liquorice, dark berries and plums. A venison or other gamey meat would pair well with this wine. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.
The recent demarcation of the Darling district has led to a focus at Darling Cellars on wines which are terroir and varietal specific. The cool and temperate West Coast climate lends itself to a different micro- and mesoclimate which, along with the different types of soil, lead to unique grapes, which we guide into even more unique wines. Having 99% of all vineyards dry land and almost the same percentage as bush vine, this is as close to what nature intended for grapes to be as one can get.
Terroir: Deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity., Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land
150-185 meters above sea level
Yes - IPW accredited
Hand & machine
After malolactic fermentation, wine is racked into barrels for 12 months. A blend of 3rd and 4th fill French barrels are used