Bouchard Finlayson, Hannibal 2008

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SKU: WC110704-2008 Category:

Description

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

This blend is arguably singularly unique in its classic varietal composition. Perhaps best described as a “super tusker blend”. Pardon the play on words surrounding the role of African elephants in Hannibal the Conqueror’s historical war on the Romans.

VINIFICATION

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.

TASTING NOTES

Aromatic and firm with notable fruits of the forest character. Excellent ageing potential and long aristocratic finish!

FOOD PAIRING

Delicious with red grilled meat and Italian dishes.

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