Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir Tete de Cuvee 2009

It is a black fruit driven Pinot noir boasting flavours of mulberries, plums and violets and lingers with a nutty fullness and good tannins.


variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.28 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012 - Gold (SA)

ageing : Bottle ageing recommended!

in the vineyard : What makes Pinot noir so special is that it displays both a delicacy and richness, but it is often quoted as depicting little varietal character of its own, but rather expressing the terroir upon which it is grown, hence it carries the crown of being the most terroir expressive of all grape varieties.

about the harvest: Vintage 2009 offered a rain free summer with relatively dry conditions which impacted favourably to produce small berried fruit with intense colour and concentration. This resulted in a wine which needs time to develop and promises to be a classic bottling for those who are prepared to wait.

in the cellar : Tête de Cuvée reflects the winemaker's opportunity to create a blend from a handful of chosen, best barrels in the cellar from a particular vintage. Not every vintage presents suitable quality for this selection.

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