The Seasalter is wonderfully expressive on the nose and the palate with captivating notes of black current, stone fruit and green apple together with hints of fynbos and kelp, sea-breeze and a touch of oak. Rich, layered and long, this subtly powerful blend is intense but not weighty: an elegant well-balanced wine showing typical Darling minerality, vibrant acidity and some leesy complexity before a saline finish.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 2001
Soil: Hutton / Oakleaf
Yield: 7 t/ha
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250m South Facing
IN THE CELLAR
90% Sauvignon Blanc , 10% Semillon. 30% of the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged for 8 months in a 300 litre French Oak barrels. The remaining components were fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the fine lees.
Alcohol: 14.18% pH: 3.18 g/l RS: 3.8 g/l TA: 7.2 g/l
WINEMAKER: Lukas Wentzel