Bouchard Finlayson is the result of the collaboration between Paul Bouchard and Peter Finlayson, a South-African who worked for the Bouchard et Fils house in Beaune. After several viticultural experiences in South Africa and Europe, Peter Finlayson moved to the aptly-named Hemel-en-Arde valley (Paradise on earth in Dutch). He was the first person to plant Pinot Noir in South Africa. On the 160 hectares of the domain, 19 are planted with vines, the rest are devoted to a botanic garden. The vines are planted on clay slopes which retain their freshness, and whose mountainous terrain culminates at 1000m above sea level.
About the cuvée
Galpin Peak is a dense wine with a bouquet of undergrowth, and possibly even game. The palate is rich and well rounded, without too much body. Light, yet woody and well-structured, after a few years it will evolve into notes of spices and smoky aromas of cocoa and mocha.
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