Benguela Cove Estate Shiraz

£15.00

This young and vibrant wine exhibits a vivid purple hue and fine legs. A seductive nose reflects beautiful rich and ripe fruit flavours, some indigenous fynbos notes and hints of white pepper, cinnamon and cloves. A lush, sweet palate is given definition with delicate spice and cherry flavours. Finely integrated tannins and a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone shows the promise of great longevity

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

This young and vibrant wine exhibits a vivid purple hue and fine legs. A seductive nose reflects beautiful rich and ripe fruit flavours, some indigenous fynbos notes and hints of white pepper, cinnamon and cloves. A lush, sweet palate is given definition with delicate spice and cherry flavours. Finely integrated tannins and a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone shows the promise of great longevity.

Food Match

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.

Wine Maker

Johann Furie

Vineyard info/Viticulture

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.

Vinification

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

Ageing

The Benguela Cove Shiraz 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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