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.
This wine is the happy outcome of its unique terroir and inspired winemaking, displaying typical characteristic of a cool climate coastal Sauvignon Blanc. Elegant and racy it follows in the quality footsteps of its award-winning predecessors. Enjoy its fruity tropical pineapple and kiwi flavours, complemented by subtle citrus notes and an integrated minerality.
The Sauvignon Blanc 2015 complements any seafood dish, especially grilled sh, crayfish and calamari. It is a wine that can also be enjoyed with grilled veal, pasta with creamy sauces and pesto. A wonderful companion to any meal, it should be served ice cold.
After being harvested and destalked the grapes were left on the skin for a few hours. The wine was then cold-fermented in a reductive style in stainless steel tanks, with a specially selected yeast. The latter was based on the location of the vineyard and the avours of the fruit prior to the harvest. After the completion of fermentation the wine was aged in stainless steel tanks and battonaged fortnightly until a month before bottling.