2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars
The 2013 vintage hints at a subdued floral and fragrant nose with wafts of honeysuckle and jasmine. A fresh, spicy palate that's subtly aromatic and exotic, redolent of dried peaches and ginger. Semi-sweet and well-rounded, it continues to display the cool climate aspects of Darling.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2007
Irrigation: Drip irrigation supplementary
Trellising: 3 wire Perold
Elevation: 250 m
About The Harvest
Balling Harvested: 19°
In The Cellar
De-stemmed and left on skins for 6 hours. Only free-run juice was used for the fermentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Stopped fermentation at 13 g/l sugar by cooling down the wine to 5°C before preparing for bottling.