Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2001

Winner of the Classic Wine Trophy 2002
Gold Medal – Juliet Cullinan Wine Competition
The nose is aromatically scented with exciting whiffs of truffles and fruits of the forest. The wine is full with soft tannins, which ensure many years of positive development. An excellent crop and a excellent wine! I look forward to following its progress. Pinot noir is the most food flexible varietal. Its richness comes from a multitude of layers of flavour. Enjoy with fish, poultry, gamebirds and red meat dishes.


variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Winner of the Classic Wine Trophy 2002
Gold Medal – Juliet Cullinan Wine Competition
in the vineyard : The best Pinot noirs stand virtually alone in the world's red wine theatre only to be matched in price by premier Bordeaux bottlings. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus has proved to be an exception in the hunt for the illusive Pinot noir "terroir" outside of Burgundy. It is this particular soil and microclimate, which has once again offered a vintage with its own particular characteristics.

about the harvest: While 1999 was a harvest railed in high rainfall and bunch rot, and vintage 2000 suffered from heat and damage by hail the vintage 2001 was finally an occasion when the weather gods had empathy with the farmers. A great summer with soft dry weather and excellent high quality fruit.

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