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  • Hannibal has elephantine power!
  • A blend of 6 Italian and French varietals
  • Bold composition and abundant complexity

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Red and black wild berry fruit flavours
Palate Layered with hints of gentle oak leaning light on textured fruit acid and refined tannins driven by a long mineral aftertaste.
Food Pairing Marinated springbok with black pepper brioche
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Sangiovese 38%, Pinot noir 18%, Nebbiolo 16%, Shiraz 15%, Mouvedre 10% and Barbera 3%. Total Acid: 6.1 g/L, Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/L. pH: 3.52
Variety Red Blends
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2013
Region Coastal Region
Country South Africa
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.1%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery dedicated to the making of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines of outstanding quality.

Located in the wine ward of Walker Bay, an hour and a half from Cape Town, the 125-hectare property currently has 22 hectares under vines; the rest is mountain land, covered by the spectacular indigenous ‘fynbos’ flora of the Western Cape. With only a small portion of the farm under vine Bouchard Finlayson is able to ensure the conservancy of the mountain land.
Coastal Region
Stretching from Darling in the north to Cape Point and Constantia in the south, and to Stellenbosch and Paarl in the east, the Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry.

The Coastal Region takes climatic influences from both the ocean and the mountains. Areas closest to the coast have maritime climates with an abundance of ocean breezes, while areas further inland have more of Mediterranean climate. Higher altitudes and trapped cloud cover can help to refresh vineyards in areas like Tulbagh and Franschhoek Valley, and contribute to the diurnal temperature variations which have a positive effect in the vineyards.

There is a huge variation of grape varieties cultivated in the Coastal Region. Sauvignon Blanc is grown along the coast in Tygerberg, Constantia and Cape Point. The bush vine Sauvignon Blanc from Darling is a particularly unusual wine made in the region. Towards the inland mountain ranges, where the climate is hotter and drier, there is more Shiraz,Chenin Blanc and Pinotage grown. In the more southern areas of Stellenbosch and Constantia, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are often found together as part of a Bordeaux Blend.

Classified in 1973 in the "Wine of Origins" Program, including: Cape Peninsula, Darling, Franschhoek/Franschhoek Valley, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Tulbagh, Tygerberg and Wellington.


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