Darling Cinsault

W.O. Darling // Certified vineyard as part of the Old Vine Project

Current Vintage: 2023

Blend: 100% Cinsault

These bush vines must be the most isolated vineyard we have in our cellar. Planted on a lonely hill surrounded by wheat fields and to many gates to remember, this vineyard stands very alone.

Alc 12.5% | T/A 5.4 | R/S 2.1 | pH 3.7

R325,00

Description

These bush vines must be the most isolated vineyard we have in our cellar. Planted on a lonely hill surrounded by wheat fields and to many gates to remember, this vineyard stands very alone. Planted in 1978 on Malmesbury formation, with some influence of decomposed granite. It faces South South West and experiences the cooling summer wind of the afternoon South Wester blowing in off the Atlantic, only 16km away. It is this uniqueness that allows us to offer something of exceptional quality and interest. Matured for 12 months in 3rd and 2nd fill 400L French barrels to maintain poise and reflection of site.

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The historic farm of Natte Valleij is set on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg mountain, just outside of Stellenbosch. It oozes a sense of history, with its homestead, old wine cellars, brandy stills, mature gardens, ancient trees, pergolas, ponds and all surrounded by lime-washed walls.