Situated on the edge of the Bot River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean is Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. A 200 hectare lifestyle farm and exclusive luxury estate situated in Walker Bay, Hermanus. Overlooking the Bot River Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean these unusual maritime conditions ensure that this unique terroir produces outstanding quality grapes.
This is the place to be if you want a memorable wine tasting. A place that focuses purely on producing fine estate grown wines of finesse, elegance and complexity.
The moment you enter the estate, you are greeted by lavish and elegant interior with beautiful striking art work in every nook and corner. Perfectly sculpted pieces that add character to landscaped lawns, galleries that showcase the best of the country’s classical artists or a space where contemporary art meets African fusion.
Enjoy a wine tasting in the elegant lounge area with superb views from every corner. Experience the journey of their delicious grapes as you follow their path from vineyard to glass.
BENGUELA COVE – LIGHTHOUSE COLLECTION DRY ROSÉ 2019
This attractive salmon-pink wine follows through with a dry yet mouth-watering finish. Enjoy its delicious nuances of watermelon, rose petal and summer berry, wrapped up with hints of spice to tease your palate. Reminiscent of Provence, the purity is backed with a fresh acidity. Elegant yet sassy, the fruitiness unveils a mineral core. This wine is a true ambassador for quality rosé.
All grapes are hand sorted at the cellar to ensure the best quality. Syrah grapes are picked earlier with a 30% Sauvignon Blanc component and co-fermented to prompt the desired, perfumed aromas. Tapping into its cool environment overlooking the Bot River lagoon, this Rosé champions two cultivars. These two cultivars are signature grapes for our coastal terroir – boasting all the vivid aromatics that celebrate this style. Reaping the benefits of a slow ripening, the wine accentuates the attention given to vineyards farmed exclusively for Rosé. The 70% Syrah component is managed utterly different from Syrah farmed for red wine. The canopy shades the bunches, and the vineyard receives more water to nurture bigger berries.
BENGUELA COVE – SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
Semillon adds a bouquet of melon, herbs and florals while the vibrancy of the Sauvignon Blanc is followed by notes of gunflint, green apple and lime. This white blend shows aromas of melon, floral blooms and lime with nuances of gunflint and green apple. The palate is well balanced by integrated oaking, displaying notes of citrus, minerality and roasted nuts. The palate is austere, yet vibrant and textured, with a lingering and refreshing finish.
BENGUELA COVE – CHARDONNAY 2017
Displaying the true characteristics of a cool climate Chardonnay, this straw yellow in colour wine is finely balanced with mandarin, cashew nut, toasted bread and white peach flavours underpinned by flinty notes and precise acidity. The core of juicy red apple and nougat is complemented by a creamy textured palate, nuanced by biscuity oak flavours.
Walker Bay, a region known for producing world-class cool climate wines, is rapidly becoming synonymous with outstanding South African Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With Benguela Cove’s close proximity to the ocean, the vineyard enjoys cool daytime temperatures that are even lower overnight, particularly during the growing season. This is ideal for the development of lovely lime notes, austere structure and lively acidity.
BENGUELA COVE – PINOT NOIR 2018
Characters of cherry and bright red berry fruits that form the backbone of this delicious Pinot Noir, with hints of spice and forest floor. The palate shows elegance, neatly framed by polished tannins. Good balance with a beautiful finish.
BENGUELA COVE – COLLAGE RED BLEND 2015
Ruby red in colour, this classic, multi-faceted Bordeaux styled blend shows aromas of plum, violets, clove spice and cigar box. On the palate, hints of raspberry, boiled sweets and liquorice is accompanied by a chalky tannin structure and layers of sweet spice with an overall seamless finish. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
BENGUELA COVE – CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
This concentrated and layered wine has aromas of red fruit, pine needles and fynbos, with nuances of black olives. Fruit sweetness is accompanied by bold structure and persistent tannins which adds to the well-integrated palate and deliver a lasting finish.
BENGUELA COVE – MALBEC 2017
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.
BENGUELA COVE – SYRAH 2015
This expressive Syrah displays aromas of raspberries and red cherries with subtle hints of cloves and white pepper. Purity of fruit on the palate is prominently shown thanks to polished tannins that deliver a spicy and savoury finish.
BENGUELA COVE – NOBLE LATE HARVEST 2015
This wine has a medium straw colour with heady notes of honey blossom, orange peel, pineapple and dried peaches. The lovely sweetness of the wine is balanced with a lingering finish while still remaining fresh and crisp on the palate.
Indulge in a free olive oil tasting paired with freshly baked bread. The Benguela Cove olive oils derive their distinctive character from the estate’s terroir. The maritime winds and above average rainfall add to the character of this region’s olives and wines.
To make your experience more memorable, why not taking a Pontoon trip out in the lagoon? You can buy some wine and a platter to take along with you. Weather permitting.
Contact: 083 645 6198
Address: Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Bot River Lagoon, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.
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