Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2002

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2002

Rated as one of South Africa's top 20 wines in the September 2004 Decanter Magazine
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004 - Bronze

Ranked 3rd out of 29 SA red blends tasted at the Wine-of-the-Month-Club in October 2004
The wine has a concentrated, dark fruit nose with an austere, gentle palate weight. The flavours are opulent with evident tannins.


variety : Sangiovese [ 43% Sangiovese, 23% Pinot Noir, 12% Nebbiolo, 11% Shiraz, 6% Mourvedre, 5% Barbera ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : 0  

AWARDS

There is more to the great world of wine than the confinement of monosyllabilic varietal bottlings. Blending the right grapes together creates advantages analogous with the crafting of wonderful food in an exploratory kitchen.

The excitement of the Hannibal blend is an indulgence, it’s about the different grapes painting diverse taste colours. It’s these taste colours which allow for Hannibal to be different and individually unique.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004 - Bronze
Rated as one of South Africa's top 20 wines in the September 2004 Decanter Magazine
Ranked 3rd out of 29 SA red blends tasted at the Wine-of-the-Month-Club in October 2004

ageing : Long and harmonious – mature for 2 - 8 years.

in the cellar : Once again blended from predominantly Italian varieties, the wine presents the following composition: 43% Sangiovese, 23% Pinot Noir, 12% Nebbiolo, 11% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre, 5% Barbera.
These different varieties were all matured in small French oak barrels for 18 months. To soften and sculpt the tannins a white of egg fining was performed prior to bottling.

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