Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2001

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2001

Silver Award at The International Wine and Spirit Competition 2003
Tuscan wines are described as elegant rather than full-bodied. There is no surprise that the cool Walker Bay climate endorses this style of luscious finesse. A restrained and perfumed wine with earthy flavours! The first immediate impact is the bouquet. A smack of black cherry aroma which is almost more “Pinot than Pinot”. The colour is a dark tourmaline sparkle enhanced by a ruby lustre. The palate is cranberry and fruits of the forest experience with dry silky tannins offering a structural finish. There is an invitation to reach for the next taste–no heavy or jammy ending.


variety : Sangiovese [ 66% Sangiovese, 9% Mourvedre, 6% Nebbiolo, 3% Barbera ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.26 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : 0  

AWARDS

Silver Award at The International Wine and Spirit Competition 2003

in the cellar : Sixty-seven percent of this wine is comprised of one grape variety namely Sangiovese, where eighty percent of the Sangiovese is from the 2001 vintage. Pinot noir is the second largest component at fifteen percent. The rest of the grapes used are Mourvedre at 9%, Nebbiolo at 6% and Barbera at 3%.

The different grapes were fermented separately until dryness and pressed after fourteen days. Maturation took place in small French oak barrels with a limited compliment of new oak. Maturation extended over eighteen months and the wine was bottled after fining and clarification by way of cross flow filtration.

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