VARIETAL: 50% Sangiovese, 22% Pinot Noir, 13% Nebbiolo, 7% Mourvedre, 6% Barbera, 2% Shiraz
WINE OF ORIGIN: Walker Bay
PRODUCTION: 1860 cases (12 bottles cases)
ANALYSIS: Alcohol 14.82%, Acid 5.5g/l, Residual Sugar 2.4g/l, pH 3.59
Originally prompted by the classic taste and palate of Italian varieties: Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. The importation of these grape varieties in 1989 led to the development of this highly successful blend, with the first commercial launch of the Hannibal label 12 years later. The name Hannibal was adopted as a symbolic expression of the synergy with the African elephant participating in linking the wine lands of France and Italy together two thousand years ago under the invading command of the classic Carthaginian general.
IN THE VINEYARD
Components fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to barrel where secondary malolactic fermentation takes place in French Oak barrels. Matured for a total of 12 months with a 20% new wood compliment. Blended and bottled.
Aromatic and firm with notable fruits of the forest character. Excellent ageing potential and long aristocratic finish!
Delicious with red grilled meat and Italian dishes.