Darling Cellar's Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée.
A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity to accompany you to all occasions!
Carel Hugo, Pieter-Niel Rossouw
After a good long wet winter we had very even bud-break. A long cool growing season allowed to grapes to mature beautifully while retaining their natural acidity.
All grapes were hand harvested and de-stemmed prior to fermentation on skins for 5-6 days. A portion of the wine spent 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. The blend includes a straw-wine component made from partially-dried Pinotage grapes and made into an almost port-like wine. These grapes were dried by twisting the stems.
Mundus Vini 2016: Gold
Veritas 2016: Silver
IWSC 2017: Silver
DWWA 2017: Silver
Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.
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