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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.
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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