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Afrique du Sud - WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay

Bouchard Finlayson 2018

€820 Flacon de 10cl

The stunning Hemel-en-Aarde valley, meaning Heaven on Earth in English, represents the perfect union between soil and climate. From this terroir, Bouchard Finlayson produces a generous Pinot Noir. Galpin Peak is a wine with strawberry, raspberry and peppery notes. Its silky tannins reveal a full body with rich flavours and great vivacity. Makes a very nice alternative to red Burgundy...

Flacon de 10cl €820
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay Galpin Peak Bouchard Finlayson 2018

Specifications

Vineyard name Bouchard Finlayson
Label of origin Afrique du Sud - WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay
Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Grape varieties Pinot Noir (100%)
Tasting conditions 17 °C
Location Cape South Coast 
Alcohol level 14.0%

Winemaker

Chris Albrecht

Prominent winemaker Chris Albrecht grew up in the golden triangle of South African winegrowing. After graduating in winemaking studies from Stellenbosch University, Chris immediately set off to widen his experience abroad. After three years in the vineyards of California, New Zealand and France, he returned to South Africa as winemaker at Bouchard Finlayson. In the stunning valley of Hemel-en-Aarde (meaning Heaven on Earth in English), is where you will find the Bouchard Finlayson wine estate. The winery was started in 1989 by the Burgundian winemaker Paul Bouchard in association with his South African alter-ego Peter Finlayson. Nowadays, it is one of the most highly acclaimed estates on the South African winemaking scene.

Food and wine pairings

white meat
  • Turkey fillets in cherry sauce, 
  • Veal chop in cream and mushrooms
Cheeses
  • Brillat-savarin