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- Originally prompted by the classic taste and palate of Italian varieties: Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. The importation of these grape varieties in 1989 led to the development of this highly successful blend, with the first commercial launch of the Hannibal label 12 years later. The name Hannibal was adopted as a symbolic expression of the synergy with the African elephant participating in linking the wine lands of France and Italy together two thousand years ago under the invading command of the classic Carthaginian general.R331.00
- The Tête de Cuvée label presents our cameo selection of the top Pinot Noir barrels from any particular vintage. This is our winemakers' opportunity to showcase the very best. The winemaker selects individual barrels to compile the chosen components - in this instance only four, of which half were new oak.R1,029.00
- Our Tête de Cuvée label represents a selection of our top Pinot Noir barrels from a particular vintage. This is our winemakers’ opportunity to showcase the very best of our unique terroir. Pinot Noir displays both a delicacy and richness and is often quoted as a varietal with a character of its own, expressing the terroir upon which it is grown. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley represents that unique combination of soil and climate that exists in only a handful of places, where balance provides the perfect expression of this elusive grape. Awards: • 93 pts – Tim Atkin, South African Report, 2016 • Gold Medal - International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2016 • Gold award - Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters, 2017 • 94 pts - James Suckling, Aug 2017 • 93 pts - Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report, 2017R1,029.00