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Darling Cellars Lime Kilns

Darling Cellars  Lime Kilns
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns
This wine shows a lot of tropical notes like 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
alc 13.83
rs 2.4
pH 3.59
ta 6.0
Wine Information
Brand Group The Heritage Collection
Winemaker Pieter Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Variety Chenin Blanc
BlendPercent 81% Chenin Blanc, 16% Viognier, 3% Chardonnay
FoodSuggest Pairs well with smoked duck, roasted chicken, Norwegian salmon, pan-fried halibut, pumpkin ravioli , lobster, grilled veal chops with mushrooms and sushi.
Cellar Crush and destalk, barrel fermented in 300 and 500 litre French oak barrels. Racked to barrels and left for 9 months on the lees.
Vineyard The grapes are harvested from dryland farmed vineyards in Darling, where the vines are not trellised and planted as bush vines on deep red oakleaf soils. These grapes ripen as nature intended without human intervention. Vineyards are monitored for optimal picking times, adopting a combination of sampling and tasting to optimize the richer tropical (thiol) notes. The Viognier vines are situated high up in the south-western facing hills looking towards Table Mountain, Chenin Blanc harvested from 38 years old bush vines and the Chardonnay from 24 year old vines. All three vineyards produce very low yields of 2-3 tons per hectare.
body Full
style Dry
taste Fruity
type White
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: The Heritage Collection
R155.00 per bottle
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