Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir
In blending the Tête de Cuvée the winemaker meticulously sample each barrel of the vintage, selecting only those that offer a perfect expression of the Hemel-en-Aarde’s unique terroir. The Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir speaks to a sense of place; offering a wine that is exuberant in youth, with the structure and complexity to improve over years of cellar maturation.
Galpin Peak Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is renowned as a cultivar that truly expresses its terroir, and the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir is a perfect showcase of the balance and elegance of Pinot Noir. With a polished palate and elegant tannins, it is a wine that will improve in complexity and richness with cellar maturation.
The Missionvale Chardonnay is produced exclusively from grapes grown and harvested on the estate, taking advantage of the valley’s cool maritime climate to produce a Chardonnay that balances textbook minerality and citrus notes on a foundation of well-integrated oak richness.
Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay
Deep in the Elandskloof Mountains, 80-kilometres inland from Bouchard Finlayson, the vineyard known as the Kaaimansgat –or ‘Crocodile’s Lair’ – is a pocket of Chardonnay with legendary status in the South African winelands. For more than 30 years, Bouchard Finlayson has meticulously harvested a section of this iconic vineyard.
Blanc de Mer
Blanc de Mer – ‘white of the sea’ – is built on a foundation of Riesling, which provides a
foundation of linearity, while fully-ripe Viognier from the Elgin valley contributes a nose of bright floral fragrance. Chardonnay brings richness and structure, while the inclusion of a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc adds a subtle freshness and acidity.
Our mature Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted on heavy shale clay soils, and with their location less than five kilometers from the Indian Ocean, the cool maritime terroir is ideal for crafting expressions of Sauvignon Blancs defined by minerality, freshness and complexity.
Sans Barrique Chardonnay
Fermented in stainless steel, with a short maturation on the lees, the Sans Barrique Chardonnay is vibrant in the glass, brimming with minerality, freshness and vitality. An ideal pairing with seafood, sushi and summer salads.
This memorable blend combines Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Mourvédre and Barbera. The name is a symbolic expression of the connection between the Old and New Worlds of viticulture, with the African elephant famously carrying the Carthaginian general Hannibal on his invasion of Italy.