About This Wine...
Only 9 barrels made in the 2013 vintage. The Tête de Cuvée label presents a selection of the winery’s top Pinot Noir barrels from a particular vintage. This is the winemakers’ opportunity to showcase the very best of their unique terroir and their winemaking. Pinot Noir is unique as it displays both a delicacy and richness. It is often quoted as a varietal with a character of its own, expressing the terroir upon which it is grown. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley represents that unique combination of soil and climate that exists in only a handful of places, where the exact balance provides the perfect expression of this elusive grape.
Bouchard Finlayson adopted the Burgundian model of high density planting with their Pinot Noir vineyard. Close plantings offer greater competition between vines and consequently brighter wines with depth and colour. Fermentation takes place
in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to barrels where secondary malolactic fermentation is performed in French Oak barrels. 12 barrels were chosen for this cuvée. Matured for a total of 10 months with a compliment of 87% new oak.
The palate offers fine rich fruit with hints of raspberry, plum and oaky blackberry tones. Rich and long on the back palate. Great structure and long harmonious layers of velvety tannins, promising rewarding years of complex development.
Beautifully paired with red meats, truffle dishes, game and cheese.
100% Pinot Noir
WINE OF ORIGIN