Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc
This is an example of what a Darling Chenin Blanc can produce. 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, wishing for more.
Wine with great potential that can age for another 2-3 years.
100% Chenin Blanc
Ideal pairing partners are trout, sushi or fresh line fish, roasted chicken and vegetables or a creamy chicken pasta dish.
In the vineyard
South western facing slopes on deep granite soils are the preferred sites for these vineyards. Bush vines, no irrigation
In the cellar
Crush and destalk, 12 hours skin contact, 14 days fermentation at 13°C. Reductive
wine-making. Left on lees for 6 months in Stainless Steel tanks to add complexity and depth.