2017 Benguela Cove Malbec
Imagine sinking your nose into a bouquet of freshly cut red roses. This Malbec sticks its neck out with confidence, displaying vivid aromas of plum, liquorice and cherries. The fruit is caressed with a cool, spicy note that adds freshness. Tightly knit tannins and an electric purple hue are indicative of youth and longevity.
Grapes were handpicked at optimal potential with selected bunch and berry sorting in the cellar. Partially whole bunch fermented to retain freshness and texture; the four day cold soak encouraged maximum fruit and colour extraction.
The juice was inoculated, followed by gentle punch downs twice a day. After alcoholic fermentation, it was pressed, settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: 18 months, 30% new French oak barrels
Production: 11 barrels
Dowsed with all the privileges from a cool climate, Walker Bay has become synonymous with outstanding South African Malbec. On the oceans edge, the vineyard enjoys cool daytime temperatures that drop at night with a beneficial diurnal range that aids in even ripening.
With a great stature, this wine invites a feast of flavour. And if it can be done over a fire, all the better. It’s time to let the unsung hero meat cuts shine, like a hanger steak. Rib-eye, blue cheese & figs | chilli con carne | roasted aubergines & Parmesan
- Varieties Malbec
- Vintage 2017
- Country South Africa
- Region Walker Bay
- Alcohol 14.61%
- Bottle size 750 mL