2017 Benguela Cove Malbec
- Case (Member)
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Imagine sinking your nose into a bouquet of freshly cut red roses. This Malbec sticks its neck out with confidence, displaying vivid aromas of plum, liquorice and cherries. The fruit is caressed with a cool, spicy note that adds freshness. Tightly knit tannins and an electric purple hue are indicative of youth and longevity.
- Winemaking Notes
Grapes were handpicked at optimal potential with selected bunch and berry sorting in the cellar. Partially whole bunch fermented to retain freshness and texture; the four day cold soak encouraged maximum fruit and colour extraction.
The juice was inoculated, followed by gentle punch downs twice a day. After alcoholic fermentation, it was pressed, settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: 18 months, 30% new French oak barrels
Production: 11 barrels
- Growing Conditions
Dowsed with all the privileges from a cool climate, Walker Bay has become synonymous with outstanding South African Malbec. On the oceans edge, the vineyard enjoys cool daytime temperatures that drop at night with a beneficial diurnal range that
aids in even ripening.
- Food Pairing
With a great stature, this wine invites a feast of flavour. And if it can be done over a fire, all the better. It’s time to let the unsung hero meat cuts shine, like a hanger steak. Ribeye, blue cheese & figs | chilli con carne | roasted aubergines & Parmesan