Darling Cellars Onyx Noble Late Harvest (375ML half-bottle) 2008

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

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Item No. 103296
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 12.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This Noble Late Harvest was made in a Southern style, with lower sugar and more wood influences. The wine shows dried fruit flavors and a good concentration on the palate. The sugar, acid and alcohol is well balanced and the wood maturation adds to the complexity and structure of this sweet wine.

80% Chenin Blanc - 20% Riesling

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and tangy, with peach, green almond, fig and floral notes that really zip along, with a hint of papaya lingering on the finish. Frankly sweet, but built more around its acidity. Chenin Blanc. "
90 Points

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Learn About Darling Cellars Map ItMap It

Darling Cellars is situated on the cool west coast of South Africa, near Darling, about one hour’s drive from Cape Town and about 15km from the coast. The Darling area historically is a dairy area and only in the last 10 to 15 years, grape growing has come to the fore. Renowned for its wild flowers, it is one of the Western Cape’s most botanically diverse areas.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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Winemaker's Notes The grapes were lightly crushed and the juice allowed to settle overnight at 12° C. The following day ...
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