Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir Tete de Cuvee 1999

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 tantalizing desire to achieve richness with this grape which forces perseverance and ultimatley satisfies the Holy Grail of wine making. It is by comparison to the 1997 Tete de Cuvee a finer wine with classic subtlety, reflecting an aristocratic structure.

variety : Pinot Noir [ Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.71 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

International Wine Challenge 2003 - Gold

ageing : With loads of body it is a wine to age, which will eventually develop and display its excellent fruit and berry character.

in the cellar : The 1999 vintage is the second production of Tete de Cuvee. Once again, this is a small bottling limited from eight barrels. These barrels were individually selected to provide the winemaker with te best possible wine from the cellar during this vintage.

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