Light gold with a green tinge. Classic Sauvignon blanc notes of goose berry and figs layered with spicy oak notes and flinty minerality. This wine has been bottle aged to show this blanc fumé style at its best.
Total Production: 465 bottles
Darling and Sauvignon blanc is synonomus with cool climate qualtiy fruit. When one stands in the vineyards early morning or late afternoon, the cooling mist from the West Coast rolls in like smoke over the hot vineyards. A barrel fermented and matured Sauvignon Blanc inspired by the French produced Pouilly-Fumé and its North American counterpart, Fumé Blanc or Blanc Fumé.
Blanc Fumé directly translates to White Smoke which denotes the gunflint aromas and distinct minerality that characterize these wines. Wit Walm, the Afrikaans for white smoke, pays homage to its namesake thanks to the minerality of the fruit from Darling and its fermentation and maturation in French Oak barrels.
Classic Sauvignon Blanc notes
Light gold with a green tinge.
Goose berry and figs layered with spicy oak notes and flinty minerality.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
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Grapes were hand picked in the early morning and pressed as whole bunches and the juice settled for a couple of days. The free run juice was transferred to 225L French oak barrels for aging. The wine was attronaged during barrel aging to facilitate lees contract and developement of mouthfeel. After 12 months in oak this wine was botteled and allowed to bottel aged for a further 12 months.