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.
Pair this wine with braised short ribs; mushroom stroganoff; roasted duck breast; beef tagliatelle or Asian barbecued lamb ribs.
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.
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.
The Benguela Cove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 can be enjoyed now but would reward some cellaring and has a minimum aging potential of five years.