Benguela Cove Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

£15.00

The deep and intense red coloured Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits sweet, ripe red fruit aromas and a hint of vanilla. On the palate it shows very ripe bramble fruit, outstanding freshness and a good acidity. Round, well-developed tannins with a layered finish and long aftertaste highlights the potential and age ability of this young wine.

Description

The First Drop

Benguela Cove is a leading producer and wine destination, at the start of South Africa’s Hermanus Wine Route. Discover and enjoy the finest award-winning wines from our quality vineyards.

Tasting Note

The deep and intense red coloured Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits sweet, ripe red fruit aromas and a hint of vanilla. On the palate it shows very ripe bramble fruit, outstanding freshness and a good acidity. Round, well-developed tannins with a layered finish and long aftertaste highlights the potential and age ability of this young wine.

Food Match

Pair this wine with braised short ribs; mushroom stroganoff; roasted duck breast; beef tagliatelle or Asian barbecued lamb ribs.

Wine Maker

Johann Fourie

Vineyard info/Viticulture

Following the early morning harvest a pre-fermentation, four-day cold soak period was completed. After this the wine underwent a fifteen-day fermentation period after being inoculated with commercial yeast. Daily pump-overs were done during this time and the wine was then pressed off to barrel where the wine completed its malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in a combination of new (30%) and older (70%) French oak barrels for 15 months.

Vinification

The Benguela Cove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is made from vineyards that are north-westerly facing and situated on the shores of the lagoon which runs down to the cold Atlantic Ocean. Soil in the Walker Bay region varies and a total of fourteen soil types can be identified, derived from the deposits of sandstone, cape granite and Bokkeveld shale that make up the geology of the area. These deposits can be traced back over 1 000 million years meaning that these grapes are cultivated on some of the most ancient soils on Earth.

Ageing

The Benguela Cove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 can be enjoyed now but would reward some cellaring and has a minimum aging potential of five years.

Additional information

Colour

Red Wine

Closure

Cork

ABV

14.5

Country

South Africa

Region

Walker Bay

Unit Volume (CL)

75cl

Case Size

6x75cl

Vintage

2014

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