GREETINGS FROM DARLING
They say that in England some 85% of conversations start with a reference to “the Weather”.
To grow good grapes, the weather is one of the intrinsic factors in our search for “optimum ripening”. Anyone who has been to Darling at midday and in mid-summer will tell you that it is not a cool place. So how do we manage to get elegant, flavoursome and distinctive wines? The chilly westerly wind coming in from the Atlantic is the perfect air-conditioner to cool everything down at the end of the day and have the vines waking up refreshed in the morning ….just like people, vines love the summer sun, but need to sleep cool, to wake up refreshed …
This month we’d like to introduce you to a new wine by Fairview’s Darling vineyards and our November Offer Box not to be missed!
NOVEMBER BOX OFFER – R695 per case of 12
2 x Cloof Duckitt Merlot Cabernet
2 x Withington Shiraz Cabernet 2009
1 x Darling Cellars Cellarmaster 7 Red Blend 2012
1 x Earthbound Chenin Blanc 2014
1 x Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2013
2 x Darling Cellars Merlot Rose 2014
2 x Groote Post Riesling 2014
1 x Groote Post Merlot 2013
So often, and wisely so, we latch onto a couple of grape varieties or brands that we find enjoyable, good value and reliable, and there we stay. One side of our brain might say if it delivers the goods, why risk a newbie that does not? The other side of our brain might say “life is about exploring and continually trying something new.”
So we have backed your horse both ways – in our November box offer we have some wines that you will know and like, but we have also included “something new” – products we really believe are worth a try. So many exciting wines are being produced by our Darling vineyards – we just have to share them with you!
With best wishes,