Situated in South Africa’s Walker Bay, Bouchard Finlayson finds itself in one of the coolest wine-growing areas of the Cape, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir prevail. A broad range of aromatic varietals complement and bolster the Bouchard Finlayson portfolio, indeed Hannibal is one of South Africa’s most unique (and awarded) red blends. Recognising his contribution to the South African winemaking industry, Peter Finlayson was named ‘Winemaking Legend’ in Tim Atkin MW’s 2020 South Africa report.
Blanc de Mer is an enticing blend consisting of 69% Riesling, 20% Viognier, 9% Chardonnay and 2% Sauvignon Blanc creating wave upon wave of refreshing pineapple and apricot fruit purity, packed with floral perfume. Silken richness and elegance combine to entice the senses. A lemony persistence, with saline highlights, makes for an appealing finish. Great now, but will develop additional complexity.