Benguela Cove Lighthouse Syrah
“This Syrah perfectly reflects the Benguela Cove terroir in a glass. A gentle approach in the cellar helped to encapsulate our unique location at the southern tip of Africa.” - Cellar Master, Johann Fourie
100% Estate Grown and Produced
- Michelangelo Wine and Spirit Awards 2021: Gold Medal
- Veritas Wine Awards 2022: Silver Medal
True to the varietal, one is lured closer with delicious dark fruit, a rich perfume and a savoury gloss with hints of pepper. Juicy ripe tannins adds structure with a youthful freshness to perch the bold fruit. The fruit follows through beautifully with a salty finish that lingers on the palate.
Albeit upfront and evocative, the wine was executed with restraint for a balanced end result. Young yet forthcoming, it is evident the winemaker followed a hands off approach not to let the oak overpower the honest essence of this wine.
The grapes were cooled overnight followed by bunch- and berry sorting the next morning. After three days of cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up to 16℃. To enhance the intrinsic qualities of Syrah, the must was inoculated with selected yeast strains to accentuate spicy and fruity aromas. Alcoholic fermentation lasted about eight days during which gentle pump overs encouraged delicate flavour and colour extraction. Pressed off the skins when fermentation was completed, the wine was settled in tank and transferred to the barrels for malolactic fermentation to smooth out its edges.
Oak maturation: 12 Months | Barrel: 100% French
Production: 12 barrels
Aging potential: 3 - 5 years from vintage
Cellaring potential: 4 - 6 years from vintage date
Serving temperature: 14-16℃
BEST TO ENJOY
This wine calls for an array of meaty dishes but will also impress when spicy dishes and roasted root vegetables are served up.