In the International arena of winemaking, with the exception of the “Super Tuscans” the blending of French and Italian grape varieties is a rare occurrence. Perhaps being so geographically removed from historical origins of such varietals makes these options so much more approachable. Four years of experimentation secured the background to this, our Hannibal blend.
The blend consists of 35% Sangiovese, 35% Pinot Noir, 10% Shiraz, and 10% Nebbiolo, and 5% Mouvedre and 5% Barbera. The excitement of Hannibal is about the different grape varieties and their resulting “taste colours”.
These entire individual portions have been matured in best French oak barrels – in some instances for eighteen months.
|John Platter Ratings||4 stars|
|Winery / Producer||Bouchard Finlayson|
|Maturity||Ready, but will improve|
|Grape Variety||Cape Blend|
|Bottle Size||Magnum 150cl|