limited stock Bouchard Finlayson

Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

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Sold by: Bouchard Finlayson

R 174

Ready to ship   available1 X 54 Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

86% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Semillon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.41% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.7
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 2 to 5 yrs
Origin: Hemel En Aarde Valley Appellation: Walker Bay

Tasting Notes:

An undercurrent of spice and flint notes add complexity to the fruit bowl of flavours, including fig, lemon zest and passion fruit, all integrating on a long finish. Developing Semillon offers an extra definition.

Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit

Fig
Fig

Lime Zest
Lime Zest

Flint Rocks
Flint Rocks

This “Reserve” edition of the Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc can safely be considered to be a collector’s item. Our geographic location, lying within five kilometres of the cool Atlantic Ocean, offers the most ideal temperature zone of the Cape. Added to this, the heavy shale clay soil that typifies the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley lends an inviting tropical tone to the flavour profile of this vintage.

Similarly to the 2016 vintage, a voluminous crop had set, following ideal flowering conditions. However, during veraison, strict discipline was required in removing late developing bunches – a practice known as green harvesting, leaving a balanced and prospectively superb crop. Apart from the rejuvenating 2 inches of rain that fell a week prior to the first picking date, cool and dry conditions prevailed throughout harvest, allowing for a healthy and leisurely ripening.

Numerous vineyard parcels, picked at various stages of ripening, contribute to a sleek and complex wine. The implementation of overnight skin contact has become a key feature in extracting varietal personality. Fermented dry with extended post ferment yeast contact, enabling the expansion of the creamy texture to this sculptured edition.

Food pairing

Pairs beautifully with fish dishes, crustaceans, sushi, vegetarian cuisine and cheese.

Game Fish Poultry Seafood Soft Cheese
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