Our Darling The Pledge

2021

Vineyards

The most beautiful farm in Darling, with pristine vineyards. This manicured dry land vineyards will make any grape grower jealous. Like soldiers at Buckingham palace each row is standing up straight with the shoots neatly tucked to their sides. The cool sea breeze in the afternoon exuberates energy in the vineyard. The bunches are compact, and the berries are filled with joyful Sauvignon blanc flavors. 

 

Winemaking

Three blocks from this immaculate farm were monitored and tasted weekly prior to harvesting. Each block was picked at a ripeness level where we found the fruit aromatics were best expressed. During fermentation these three parcels expressed aromatics, that reminded me so much of the 2020. Each block was kept separate and after meticulous tasting, two of the three blocks were selected for the Our Darling Pledge Sauvignon blanc 2021.

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards
Double Gold - Vintage 2020
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards
Gold - Vintage 2021
International Wine & Spirits Competition
Bronze - Vintage 2021

Winemaker

Debbie Thompson

 

Grape Variety

100% Sauvignon Blanc

 

The grapes are sourced from:

Darling

Tasting Note

An expressive Sauvignon blanc with a light straw color. Pungent notes of lemongrass, green melon, and hints of kiwi, compliment the refreshing acidity, which tightly knit these fruit layers together.  A remarkable expression of this unique terroir.

 

Ready to drink but will develop favourably in bottle for 3 to 5 years.

 

Wine Specifications

Alcohol: 13.6%
Volatile acidity: 0.50 g/l
Total acidity: 6.70 g/l
Total sugars (gluc+fruct): 1.9 g/l
Allergy advice: Contains sulphites