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Benguela Cove Pinot Noir 2018

Benguela Cove Pinot Noir 2018
Benguela Cove Pinot Noir 2018
Upfront red fruit sets the stage for more subdued nuances of mulberry, rosehip and violets to follow suit. As it matures, this wine will unveil a more savoury play of bay leaf and thyme, hinting towards an Old Word style. Pruned, sappy rosebush notes are indicative of youth with elegant floral notes that carries through. Fruit sweetness hits the back of the palate with porcelain-like tannins that will chisel this into a serious and powerful wine to be.
Technical Analysis
alc 13
rs 2.4
pH 3.57
ta 5.63
Wine Information
Accolades 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
Brand Group Benguela Cove Wines
Winemaker Kevin Grant & Johann Fourie
Variety Pinot Noir
BlendPercent 100% Pinot Noir
FoodSuggest Elegant yet powerful, this wine invites bot savoury and sweet dishes. 
Vintage Serving temperature: 12 - 14 C
Creamy Gorgonzola French onion soup, wild mushroom risotto, white chocolate souffle
Ageing potential: Five years from
Cellar Grapes were handpicked at optimal potential, followed by bunch and berry sorting. A four day cold soak encouraged maximum fruit and colour extraction. The 10% whole bunches with the balance being whole berries was inoculated, followed by gentle punch downs twice a day. After alcoholic fermentation, it was pressed, settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation where it was kept until prior to bottling.
Maturation: 10 months; 30% new French oak barrels Production: 11 barrels
Harvest Grapes were handpicked.
Vineyard Doused with all the privileges of a cool climate, Walker Bay is synonymous with outstanding South African Pinot Noir. 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 and south west facing vineyards
Soil: predominantly weathered shale, clay and iron laterites
Clones: PN115 & PN777
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Benguela Cove Wines
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