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2017 Benguela Cove Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon
South Africa
Walker Bay
Bottle size
750 mL

This wine is the epitome of elegance. It is complete and made with care to create the perfect harmony between fruit, tannin and acidity. Albeit reserved at first, this wine invites you to discover its intensity and layers. A bold and unashamed style that delivers a well-integrated palate and persistent finish.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were cooled overnight, followed by both bunch and berry sorting the next morning. After three days of cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up to 16 ̊C. To gently prod an elegant style with delicate fruit nuances, a combination of whole and crushed berry fermentation was performed. Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days with gentle pump overs to encouraged flavour and colour extraction. Pressed off the skins, after a 14 day post fermentation maceration, the wine was settled in the tank and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation and maturation.

Growing Conditions

Capitalizing on the natural water masses that surround the estate, ensuring a temperate cool climate, Cabernet Sauvignon is due to shine on our Walker Bay Estate. The vineyards are situated on the shores of the lagoon which runs down towards the Atlantic Ocean. Meticulous care was given to canopy management, allowing bunches to soak up the cool afternoon sun.