Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir Tete de Cuvee 2001

John Platter Wine Guide 2004 - 5 Stars
International Wine Challenge 2003 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Silver

Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award 2005 - Gold
The Tête de Cuvée is a blend of the most promising and inspiring Pinot Noir barrels from the cellar, individually selected by the winemaker. An aromatically scented nose, with exciting whiffs of truffles and fruits-of-the-forest. The wine is voluptuous with soft tannins, which will promote many years of positive development.

The multitude of layers of flavour one finds in Pinot Noir, make it wonderfully food flexible. Enjoy with a wide range of fish, poultry, pork and red meat dishes. Great with a selection of cheese and rich berry fruit! Choose the company carefully; each bottle is limited to only 750ml!

variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.67 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
International Wine Challenge 2003 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Silver
John Platter Wine Guide 2004 - 5 Stars
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award 2005 - Gold

ageing : Suggested aging is five to twenty years.

about the harvest: Vintage 2001 is characterised as a great summer with soft, dry conditions and excellent high quality fruit. Harvesting started the last week in January, 3 weeks after the completion of vendage vert, and continued for 10 days. Only domain fruit is utilised, from vineyards ranging in age from 4 –10 years. It is the particular soil and microclimate of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus, which has once again offered a vintage with its own particular characteristics.

in the cellar : 12 Barrels were selected, and only 300 cases produced.

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