Cloof

Darling

An award-winning producer nestled in the unique region of Darling, on the West Coast of South Africa, that has fabulous soils and extreme growing conditions, which are a trademark of this region and makes Darling one of South Africa’s most exiting regions of Biodiversity.

Cloof Wine Estate has a unique terroir that includes a game reserve which has a large tract of highly endangered veld (open grassland).  Known for their bold, rich flavours with pure and clearly defined fruit characters.  The region benefits from south easterly breezes and a Mediterranean climate which protects the fruit to create more concentrated flavours.

Winemakers Selection Lynchpin 2019

Cloof’s premium range of wines that reflect the artistry and expertise of our master winemaker that selects the wine after a stringent block and barrel selection. A Lynchpin relates to the cornerstone that holds the various elements of a complicated structure in together. In this unfiltered blend, the Lynchpin is an unfiltered Cabernet Franc (51%) supported by a rich Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (19%). The wine is polished and poised with violet perfume, a defined structure, and provides an explosion of blackberries and dark cherries supported by well-integrated French oak. This wine is excellent with beef (steak), lamb, grilled veal, and turkey. It is also a great match with couscous, tandoori spices, bean dishes and hearty stews.
Grand Gold SAWI Grand Wines Collection 2020 vintage (94.2 points)
Double Gold China Wine & Spirits Award 2016 (2010 vintage)
Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Award 2017 (2013 vintage)
Silver Medal Decanter Awards 2020 (2017 vintage)

Inkspot 2018

Within Cloof’s “The Signature Range”, the Inkspot is a soft, juicy, and approachable Cape Red blend of Pinotage (36%), Shiraz (31%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%), and Merlot (11%). A powerful and inky concentration with a tightly woven structure and perfect balance. Strawberries and plums with a hint of spices and smokiness due to barrel fermentation and maturation. This blend with soft ripe tannins and red fruit flavors evolves into a well-rounded finish. Enjoyed with rosemary marinated lamb shank or cold meat platter and grilled goat’s cheese salad.

The Very Sexy Shiraz 2019

Within Cloof’s “The Signature Range”, The Very Sexy Shiraz has been described as ‘Shiraz Heaven’ and has been named after the experience when drinking it. The bouquet hosts a plethora of spices with cloves at the forefront. Matured in French oak barrels for 12-months, this full-bodied wine is silky, yet structured, and has soft ripe tannins and a fruit, dry finish. Enjoyed best with the big flavors of brisket, stews, lamb, venison, or roast duck in a plum sauce.

Rosy Darling Rose (250ml)

Wine in a can. With a low carbon footprint and a higher recycling rate than glass, this innovative packaging solution ties beautifully in line with Cloof’s wine production practices and highlights why this award-winning wine producer is a WWF Conservation Champion. From hand-picked grapes this Rosé is delicately pink in colour with a delightful fruity aroma of strawberries and cream which leaves a juicy and lingering fresh finish. It is refreshing and light and can be happily enjoyed on its own or paired with chicken, salmon, cold meats and seasonal salad. Best served chilled to enjoy with friends and family.
Best Value Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020
Gold Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020

Ruby Darling Smooth Red (250ml)

Wine in a can. With a low carbon footprint and a higher recycling rate than glass, this innovative packaging solution ties beautifully in line with Cloof’s wine production practices and highlights why this award-winning wine producer is a WWF Conservation Champion. From hand-picked grapes this wine is ruby rich in color with bold fruity aromas of plums, cherries and spices which leaves an intense fruity flavor on the palate. A medium-bodied Cape Blend of Pinotage (90%) and Shiraz (10%) giving it a modern twist which pairs beautifully with pizza, grilled fish or a hearty winter soup, or enjoy it around a barbeque with with friends and family.
Best Value Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020
Gold Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020

Daisy Darling Sauvignon Blanc (250ml)

Wine in a can. With a low carbon footprint and a higher recycling rate than glass, this innovative packaging solution ties beautifully in line with Cloof’s wine production practices and highlights why this award-winning wine producer is a WWF Conservation Champion. From hand-picked grapes this Sauvignon Blanc has a fresh tropical fruity aroma of pineapples grapefruit and peach which leaves a juicy and fresh finish. This well-balanced white wine pairs beautifully with seared scallop, shellfish and a salad with watermelon, fresh mint, roasted peanuts and sweet Asian lime dressing. Best served chilled to enjoy with friends and family.
Best Value Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020
Gold Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020

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