Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal

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Fresh and alive - this is a unique collection of varieties which all combine to achieve a harmonious orchestra of flavours where the essence of Italian food immediately comes to mind!
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
39% Sangiovese, 18% Pinot Noir, 18% Shiraz, 15% Nebbiolo, 5% Mourvédre and 5% Barbera
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£22.99
 

Bouchard Finlayson

Situated in South Africa’s Walker Bay, Bouchard Finlayson finds itself in one of the coolest wine-growing areas of the Cape. Here, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir prevail in the experienced hands of winemaker Peter Finlayson. A broad range of aromatic varietals complement and bolster the Bouchard Finlayson portfolio, indeed Hannibal is one of South Africa’s most unique (and awarded) red blends. A 5 Star Platter rating for their Galpin Peak Pinot Noir has anchored the estate at the very forefront of South African Pinot.

Tasting Notes

Cherry and plum compote aromas, a saline edge and clean leather adding depth of flavour. The entry is subtle, offering rounded yet notable tannins, building towards the finish and interspersed with bright freshness.

Food Matches

Enjoy with a roast pork dish.

Vinification

Each batch of grapes was crushed and fermented separately, with some components macerating up to 20 days on skins. After fermentation the young wines were transferred to traditional French oak barrels where secondary fermentation was completed.