Bouchard Finlayson Tete de Cuvee Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot noir has often been quoted as an exasperating variety for growers, winemakers and wine drinkers alike. It is sometimes said to be feminine, alluring or capricious but most of all it is that tantalising desire to achieve richness with this grape which forces perseverance and ultimately satisfies the Holy Grail of wine making.


variety : Pinot Noir | Pinot Noir
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.47 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.23 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

about the harvest: The 1997 vintage proved to be such a blue ribbon event at Bouchard Finlayson. It was a relatively late vintage after a cool summer which produced wine of great colour with excellent fruit and plum berry character. The winemaker realised that this was the ideal vintage to make the Tête de Cuvée - the blend of the most promising and inspiring top eight barrels from cellar.

in the cellar : Pinot noir has often been quoted as an exasperating variety for growers, winemakers and wine drinkers alike. It is sometimes said to be feminine, alluring or capricious but most of all it is that tantalising desire to achieve richness with this grape which forces perseverance and ultimately satisfies the Holy Grail of wine making.

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