Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2006

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2006

An austere vintage with a defined and concentrated age-able character. Excellent structure from small barrel ageing showing nervous fruit with a great bouquet.


variety : Sangiovese [ 34% Sangiovese, 31% Petite Syrah, 20% Pinot Noir, 13% Nebbiolo, 2% Mourvedre ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.94 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze Medal
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
2008 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medal

ageing : This wine is long and harmonious - mature for 2 - 8 years.

in the cellar : The birth of "Hannibal" in 2002 was the culmination of Pinot Pioneer, Peter Finlayson's foresight and passion for these blends, and a nearly 30 year wait to create, what has now become popularly respected as a unique "South African multi-cultivar Tuscan Blend". The desire to bring Italian cultivars to South Africa had its origin after sailing home from Europe in 1975. It was on the last voyage of the Italian liner Europa where the ships cellars were being emptied and the envious opportunity arose to share in some great Italian vintages. It was only years later that it became relatively easy to import the grape varieties Sangiovese and Nebbiolo into South Africa.

The concept of Hannibal stands by its original design synergy between French and Italian grapes. On this case of vintage 2006 we still have five cultivars involved in the blend.

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