Region: Walker Bay
Benguela Cove is a leading producer and wine destination, at the start of South Africa’s Hermanus Wine Route. Benguela Cove’s vineyards benefit from the unique conditions of the estate’s location at the ocean’s edge, on the southern coast of South Africa. The south-easterly sea breeze is chilled by the Benguela Current flowing up from Antarctica, to cool the grapes at night after the warm summer days, irrigated by above-average rainfall, for perfect viniculture.
This wine has pungent aromas of citrus and stone fruit with more delicate nuances of pear and blossom that lingers on the aftertaste. Tangy, mouth-filling and refreshing, this style takes you right to the ocean’s edge where you can smell the salt in the air. Loved by city-slickers who follow this style religiously, it embraces both an Old World minerality as well as that flamboyant fruit associated with New World styles.