2019 Benguela Cove Sauvignon Blanc

Retail
R170.00
Member
R144.50
Case
R1,020.00
Case (Member)
R867.00
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2019
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
13.86%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

If preserved green figs evokes childhood memories, this wine will pour itself into your heart. These vivid aromas are joined with notes of bell pepper and gunflint, balanced with sweet tropical fruit and lemon candy. Alluring lemongrass and pineapple nuances carries through on the palate, met with a racy acidity.

Winemaking Notes

Harvested at optimal ripeness, the grapes were destemmed, skin contact allowed for a few hours. The wine was cold fermented with reductive processing in both stainless steel tanks and barrels. The wine was left on its lees for 120 days after fermentation, stirred regularly.
Maturation: 8 months | Maturation: 45% barrel fermented, 25% new 500L + 10% Amphora. Production: 18 barrels | Ageing potential: 3 - 5 years from vintage

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 that drop even more at night. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity, ushering the development of delicate fruit notes, fine tannin structure and a bright acidity. Maritime winds encourage healthy vines that need minimal intervention.
Slope: south facing vineyards | Soil: shale and clay soils | Clone: SB316, SB 215

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