The Pledge Our Darling 2022


This is an expressive Sauvignon Blanc with a light-straw colour. On both the nose and palate is expressive notes of green melon, lemon grass and hints of gooseberries. The integrated natural acidity creates a balance, sculpting the palate with a pleasant mouth filling texture.



The grapes were from two beautiful sites in Darling. The one offered concentrated fruit from bush vines versus the other block, a manicured 5-6 wire VSP-trellising. The different clones, sites, soil types and elevation, allowed us in the cellar to work with unique characteristics that is true to the Darling region.


The grapes were handpicked in bins during cool, early mornings. We used a combination of overnight skin contact versus 3 hours on the skins for optimum fruit extraction, but still obtaining the natural acidity. Lower juice recovery was obtained during the pressing cycle for extracting only the finest essence of the grape. After the juice settled clear for two days, we inoculated the juice with a selected yeast strain. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at 12-15°C. After fermentation, the wine was kept on the lees as long as possible and with regular lees stirring to enhance the mouthfeel.

Michelangelo International Wine And Spirits Awards 2023
John Platter Guide 2023 by Diners Club International
4.5 Stars
Gilbert & Gaillard Awards 2022
88 Points - Gold (2022 Vintage)
Veritas 2022
Silver (2022 Vintage)
Tim Atkin 2022
90 Points
Top 10 FNB Sauvignon Blanc
Top 10 - Vintage 2020
IWSC 2022
90 Points
Old Mutual Trophy 2022
89 Points
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2021
Double Gold - Vintage 2020
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2021
Gold - Vintage 2021
John Platter by Diner's Club 2022
4.5 Star - Vintage 2020
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021
Bronze - Vintage 2021

Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Wine of Origin: Darling
Style of Wine: Dry white

Technical Information:

Unit of measure: 750ml
Allergens: Contains sulphites.

Alc: 12.76 Vol%
pH: 3.46
TA: 6.4g/l