Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2002

Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2002

A flavourful vintage with excellent fruit character, brimming with a bright, tight mid- palate and strong legs, its apple and vanilla flavours will develop with maturation – ageing is expected to be beneficial to this vintage. A wine that is both accessible, and very classy.
This blend accounted for a small bottling of only 8 508 bottles. The traditional presence of aromatic cultivars such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer remain a notable part of this wine, the important difference is that, for the first time, Chardonnay becomes the dominant varietal.

A favourite with seafood, particularly oysters. The flavourful aspects lend itself well to Thai style cuisine too. Alternatively, just enjoy a glass of Blanc de Mer without any accompaniment!

variety : Chardonnay [ 42% Chardonnay, 24% Weisser Riesling, 15% Gewurztraminer, 10% Pinot Blanc, 9% Kerner ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : 50% of the grapes come from the Elandskloof Valley, behind the village of Villiersdorp. 20% were from the Elgin region while the remaining 30%, which consists mainly of Riesling, were from the domain.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Chardonnay
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Riesling
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Riesling
Riesling
Riesling
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Viognier
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Weisser Riesling
Weisser Riesling
Chardonnay
Kerner
Weisser Riesling
Pinot Blanc
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