Chocoholic Pinotage by Darling Cellars

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Chocoholic Pinotage by Darling Cellars

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla and red plum. These follow through to the palate with an added hint of butterscotch and smooth, supple tannins. Perfectly balanced, this wine will tickle your taste buds and reward with its structure and length of flavour.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Enjoy this wine on its own or pair with a variety of meat or pasta dishes, and berry or chocolate desserts.

In The Vineyard

Terroir: Deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land
About The Harvest

Yield: 3 – 7 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 24 – 25°B

In The Cellar

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 5 – 6 days fermentation at 20 – 30°C on skin. Pressed at 5 – 10°B.
Maturation: A portion of the wine spent 8 – 12 months on staves to add complexity and layers.

Additional Information

Chocoholic is composed of two distinctly differing components. 10% of the juice was created by twisting the grape stalks to induce raisening of the fruit while still on the vine. The juice from these grapes is then added to Pinotage juice which received oak contact to produce a seductively smooth, sensually soft, subtly sweet, mouth fillingly moreish, unashamedly addictive, decadently Pinotage.

Chocoholic Pinotage is Darling Cellars Reserve is a wine range of straight varietals where the focus is on fruit driven, varietal true, value for money wines.

The Darling area historically is a dairy area and only the last 10 – 15 years, grape growing has come to the fore. Renowned for its wild flowers, it is one of the Western Cape’s most diverse areas.

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Chocoholic Pinotage

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg

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