Benguela Cove is situated in the Walker Bay sub-region, just an hour from Cape Town International Airport. Poised on the edge of the Bot River Lagoon, the area is teeming with bird life and natural fauna and flora with the Atlantic Ocean gracing the horizon. The estate, which has 70-hectares of vines, was purchased by entrepreneur Penny Streeter OBE in 2013. The estate has been rewarded for its craftsmanship, led by experienced cellar master Johann Fourie. This wonderful dessert wine gives a belting whiff of tropical notes, elderflower and lemon zest. The palate is smooth, vibrant with a touch of sourness which adds a dimension. A dessert wine you can drink on its own when you just need a little bit of sweetness in your life!
Robin says "Sauvignon Blanc is a Benguela Cove speciality, so it comes as no surprise that they produce a sweet dessert wine from the fragrant variety as well. Their version is produced along Sauternes method where "noble rot" gently concentrates the berries, adding complex notes of honey, saffron and dried fruits before the berries are handpicked one-by-one in its optimum condition."