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2014 Sauvignon Blanc - Cape Wine Country
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2014 Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is the happy outcome of its unique terroir and inspired winemaking. It is both like and unlike its prize-winning predecessor. Like the Sauvignon Blanc 2013, it is elegant and racy, but the focus is where the difference is. The latest vintage has a more fruity palate. Enjoy it’s tropical flavours which include pineapple and kiwi and subtle tones of citrus and mineral. IWSC – Silver Medal

Description

Benguela Cove’s Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is a racy, yet elegant beauty that seduces from the start. Aptly described as “easy drinking, but superior, a serious contender”, this white wine shows off her mettle with a range of fruity tropical flavours and complex notes of citrus and mineral. This wine’s unique profile can be traced to it’s special terroir.

Ageing Potential 
A wine made to be savoured and enjoyed now, but it will reward careful cellaring for years to come.

Vineyard

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is located in an Eden like setting. It’s toes dip into the shallows of the Atlantic Ocean while the Botrivier Lagoon straddles one side of the estate. At night, cool maritime winds caress the vineyards, by day the warmer temperatures are cooled down thanks to the estates close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The cool climate, use of covered crops and the direction in which the vines face help the grapes to ripen slowly. The grapes were harvested by hand and bunch selected.

Cellar

The Benguela Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was cold fermented in a reductive style, in stainless steel tanks, with a specially selected yeast. The latter was based on the location of the vineyard and the flavours of the fruit prior to harvest. After completion of fermentation, the wine was batton aged fortnightly until a month before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Pairing Suggestions

The Sauvignon Blanc 2o14 complements and seafood dish, especially grilled fish, crayfish and calamari. It is a wine that can also be enjoyed with grilled veal, pasta with creamy sauces and pesto. A wonderful companion to any meal. It should be served ice cold.

Wine Analysis

Alc: 12.77      vol%
RS: 1.44        g/L
pH: 3.14
TA: 7.25        g/L

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