NV Benguela Cove Cuvée58 Rosé
- Case (Member)
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Cellar Master Note
“This Pinot Noir led Cap Classique shows creamy, enticing complexity, with delicate floral and berry aromas followed by notes of apple, cotton candy and nougat. With the long-lasting palate and layered aroma, it dazzlingly expresses its distinct personality.” - Winemaker, Johann Fourie
With a name that celebrates the facets of a diamond, Pinot Noir was a clear-cut choice to shine in this elegant Rosé style Cap Classique. Reflecting the precision that both the diamond cutter and the winemaker apply to their craft; this wine is light yet luminous with enough gravitas to pour at any celebratory occasion.
Rose gold in colour this Cap Classique shows prominent aromas of red berries, Turkish Delight and pomegranate with undertones of violets on the nose. The palate is seductively fresh and persistent with a lingering aftertaste of strawberry, nougat and sliced grapefruit. The mousse is fine and soft, leaving the taste buds with a tantalized sensation. Absolutely delicious for summer.
- Winemaking Notes
Grapes were hand harvested in the crisp morning and carefully hand sorted. Whole bunch fermented and pressed; only free run juice was used to ensure the best quality. A partial malolactic fermentation (25%) was done to soften the acidity but to still preserve freshness and genteel aromas. After blending and bottling, a secondary fermentation was induced to initiate that fine bubbles Méthode Cap Classique is celebrated for.
Time on lees: 12 months
Disgorgement date: September 2021
Cases produced: 800
- Growing Conditions
In the Vineyards
Bestowed with all the privileges of the cool Walker Bay, Sauvignon Blanc steals the spotlight in this blend. Nudged by the lagoon, with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards enjoy cool daytime temperatures that drop even further at night. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity while maritime winds encourage healthy vines with minimal intervention.
Slope: south east and south west facing vineyards | Soil: predominantly weathered shale and iron laterites, high calcium content
Cultivars: Pinot Noir 75% + Sauvignon Blanc 25%
- Food Pairing
Summer fruit | oysters | macaroons | Mediterranean platters | creamy desserts | smoked salmon
Every bottle is an occasion - before, with or after a meal.
Serving temperature: 8-10℃
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