2018 Benguela Cove Sauvignon Blanc
- Case (Member)
- Sauvignon Blanc
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
“This wine is the happy outcome of its unique terroir. It inspires me to capture those typical characteristics of a cool climate coastal Sauvignon Blanc.” - Cellar Master, Johann Fourie
Its attractive and racy character is toned with nuances of kiwi and citrus, elevated by hints of gunflint, a fresh minerality and great length to conclude. Pungent tropical aromas linger on the palate with a persistent and mouth-watering acidity.
- Winemaking Notes
Harvested at optimal ripeness, the grapes were destemmed and skin contact allowed for a few hours. The wine was cold fermented with reductive processing in both stainless steel tanks and barrels. It was left on its lees for 120 days after fermentation and stirred regularly to encourage complexity.
Serving temperature: 12°C - slightly warmer than fruity whites to complement this Pouilly-Fumé style, a sophisticated wooded version of Sauvignon Blanc.
- Growing Conditions
Doused with all the privileges of a cool climate, the Walker Bay boasts some of the most sought-after Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. Nudged by the Bot River Lagoon with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards enjoy cool daytime temperatures. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity. These factors assist in the development of delicate fruit, fine tannin structures and bright acidities. Maritime winds encourage healthy vines.
- Food Pairing
One cannot underestimate this wine – lean but has a gloriously complex to conquer big flavours.
Burrata & melon salad | Szechuan prawns | steak tartare | basil pesto pasta
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