Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir Tete de Cuvee 2012

The palate offers fine rich fruit with whiffs of raspberry, plum and oaky blackberry tones. Rich, long on the back palate with great structure and long harmonious layers of velvety tannins promising rewarding years of complex development.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Chris Albrecht
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.98 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Producing outstanding Pinot Noir wines requires a delicate touch. Excellent examples of Pinot noir are few and far between and are created largely from very special terroir sites. These locations represent that unique combination of soil and climate which exists in only a handful of places where the right combination and balance provides the perfect expression of this elusive grape.

in the cellar : The Tête de Cuvee label presents our cameo selection of the top twelve Pinot Noir barrels from any particular vintage. This is our winemakers’ opportunity to showcase the very best from certain vintages – understanding that Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvee is not produced at every vintage.

2012 was a very fine vintage year. A warm but mild growing season producing neat, top quality grapes which only needed to be guided by careful winemaking to result in an enviable result. The further caring and maturation in quality first fill Burgundian barrels has ameliorated this opportunity to show its best.

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