Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir, Walker Bay
- Pinot Noir
- Particularly charming wine with pretty floral aromas and an expressive and complex fruit development on the pa
- Walker Bay
- South Africa
- South Africa
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- Bouchard Finlayson is a top class, internationally-renowned estate situated in Walker Bay, mid-way between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas (the most southerly tip of Africa). The climate is largely influenced by the nearby cold Atlantic Ocean rendering it one of the coolest wine-growing areas in the Cape. The Hemel-en-Aarde valley, home to Bouchard Finlayson, is surrounded and sheltered by a mountain barrier, formed by Galpin Peak (810 metres) and the Tower of Babel (1200 metres), which traps the cloud cover and moisture brought in from the sea by the prevailing wind.
The estate is committed to conservation and sustainable farming, and they strongly believe their BWI membership sets them apart from other winemaking regions in the world. BWI (Biodiversity and Wine Initiative) is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector, aimed at protecting the Cape's rich floral kingdom.
To this end, only 19ha of their most precious resource - the land - is under vine in order to preserve the natural indigenous fynbos (a valuable ecosystem).
Bouchard Finlayson are accredited by IPW - South Africa's voluntary environmental sustainability scheme for wine producers.
Bouchard Finlayson's Walker Bay Pinot Noir is a particularly charming wine with pretty floral aromas and an expressive and complex fruit development on the palate. With lots of strawberry and plum with spicy cherry notes which are expanded through the impact of the carefully selected French oak barrels.
- "... this winery is now quietly rivaling Hamilton-Russell for best South African Pinot Noir" - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
91 points - James Suckling South Africa Report
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- Food match:
Excellent paired with roast beef, lamb, venison or even wild salmon. The simple luxury of fresh baguette and Emmental cheese is also a great way to enjoy this exceptional vintage.
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Guinea Fowl is a superb pairing for this soft, gentle and classic Pinot Noir.