The First Drop
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Pair this wine with a range of meat dishes, especially stew, grilled lamb, beef stroganoff or prime rib. Hard cheeses or pasta with a cream-based sauce would also be suitable dishes.
The grapes were harvested, destalked and underwent a six day cold soak period in stainless steel tanks before fermentation was induced. After fermentation the wines were placed in a combination of new (28%) and older (72%) French oak barrels for 12 months. A range of barrels, from different cooperages, was used to promote colour stability and oak integration prior to bottling.
The 2014 vintage, though challenging for some regions, was described as being “exceptional in especially the coastal regions” where above average yields with great quality were obtained. The harvest commenced one to two weeks later than normal due to late cold winter conditions and a cooler spring. 100% Shiraz
The Benguela Cove Shiraz 2014 can be enjoyed now but would reward some cellaring and has a minimum aging potential of five years.