Bouchard Finlayson, Blanc de Mer 2018, Riesling blend
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Bouchard Finlayson is situated in Walker Bay, mid-way between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas (the most southerly tip of Africa). The climate is influenced by the nearby cold Atlantic Ocean making it one of the coolest wine-growing areas in the Cape. The Hemel-en-Aarde valley, home to Bouchard Finlayson, is surrounded and sheltered by a mountain barrier, formed by Galpin Peak (810 metres) and the Tower of Babel (1200 metres), which traps the cloud cover and moisture brought in from the sea by the prevailing wind. The estate is committed to conservation and sustainable farming. This is a 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.