|Grapes||Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling|
This is bright and fruity with a delicate freshness and light tropical-fruit character such as papaya and mango, with undertone of saltiness. Medium body. Delicious finish. This is made of 69% riesling, 24% viognier, 4% chardonnay and 3% chenin blanc. This is the first year without sémillon or sauvignon blanc.
91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Nov 2015)
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Blanc de Mer is an unusual blend from the Cape where Riesling is vitually unknown as a blending partner. The name 'Blanc de Mer' translates to 'White of the Sea'. Inspired by the estate's proximity to the coastal town Hermanus where Southern Right whales come to calve.
The Riesling component is now dominant with a notably fragrant nose, ample body and luscious finish. Best described as a kaleidoscope of flavours with a solid Chardonnay structure. Bright fruits and repeated flavours of pear, plum, apricot, custard apple and cape gooseberry.
Aptly named, the wine pairs beautifully with shellfish and seafood, especially oysters and Sushi. Also wonderful as an aperitif, with a fresh garden salad or Indian and Asian spiced dishes.
Winemaker's notes (Aug 2015)
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Bouchard Finlayson is located in Walker Bay, mid-way between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas (the most southerly tip of Africa). The climate is largely influenced by the nearby cold Atlantic Ocean, making it one of the coolest wine-growing areas in the Cape. These are wines which reflect true terroir with rich minerally flavours.
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