Darling Cellars Vineyards……
Nestled in a region blessed by superlative vineyards, exquisite flamingos and rare orchids, Darling Cellars is located close to the tiny hamlet of Darling on the cool West Coast of South Africa. As a privately owned winery, with almost 1,300 hectares under vine (situated mainly in the newly discovered premium vineyard of Groenekloof), our wines are set to rival the best in the Cape.
Some of Darling Cellars’ vineyards enjoy the coolness of the Darling Hills, just three miles from the roaring Atlantic on the west coast of South Africa, while others bask in sun in the flatter hinterland. Their lucky winemaking team thus has an abundance of flavour profiles to play with, not to mention a funky mix of varieties. Darling is best known for Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc as well as old vine Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, but their winemakers actually have fifteen red varieties and nine white varieties at their disposal. Their luck continues: 96% of the vineyards are un-irrigated bush vines so yields are very low and the quality proportionately high.
Darling Cellars De-alcoholised is a range of varietals where the focus is on fruit-driven, varietal true, value for money wines.
Check out how Darling Cellars is made:
On arrival at the winery, grapes were crushed and destalked before 14 days’ fermentation at 14-15°C. The grapes and juice were handled reductively to prevent oxidation and lock in fruitiness. Post-fermentation, it was left on the lees for 2 months to add complexity. The wine was then de-alcoholised by way of a gently spun cone technology. This was done under vacuum and at a low temperature to ensure that the product retains its distinctive body, colour and flavour.
Alcohol: Less than 0.5% Vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/L
Kcal: 52 per 240ml glass
Type: White Style: Off Dry Body: Medium Taste: Fruity
Pack: Bottle Size: 750ml Closure: Screwcap
The bottle contains Sulphates and is Vegan and Gluten free.