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BOUCHARD FINLAYSON SHINES ONCE AGAIN AT SAWi AWARDS, TAKING TW0 TOP CULTIVAR AWARDS AND A HOST OF PLATINUM AWARDS.
We were once again recognised for our exceptional wines at the South African Wine Index (SAWi) 2014 awards ceremony, which was held at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve on the 21st of June. We won both the overall Top Pinot Noir cultivar award for the Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir; as well as the Top Red Blend (other) award (excluding Rhone and Bordeaux blend) for our celebrated Italian/French red blend, Hannibal.
In addition, Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir and the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir both won SAWi Platinums, the highest accolade that may be achieved by any single wine - with a score of 95 or more out of a possible 100 - once again proving that the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is the undisputed home of South Africa’s very best Pinot noir! Two other Bouchard Finlayson wines were Platinum winners too: Hannibal and Kaaimansgat Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay; whilst a Grand Gold, scoring between 93 and 94, was presented to the Walker Bay Missionvale Chardonnay. Now in its fifth year, the SAWi Awards have become known as a showcase of the best of the best of South African ‘classic wines’, acknowledging South African wine excellence. The strict SAWi wine judging methodology is based on the combined results a wine has achieved over a number of years, in any of 84 different multi-national wine competitions, with the quality adjudication taken over multi-vintages. Consistency in results, Top 10 mentions and trophies are also taken into account during these calculations. Driven by the passion of Peter Finlayson and Victoria Tollman, Bouchard Finlayson produces a total of 18 000 cases of top quality wine per year. Peter Finlayson was recognised as ‘Wine Legend of the Year’ at the previous (2013) SAWi Awards for his contribution to the global profile of South African wines that has made him a true pioneer in the South African Wine industry. Victoria Tollman says: ‘We are very pleased with our consistent performance that reflects our efforts over the past 15 years to produce a collection of exceptional wines. We look forward to introducing even more people to the Bouchard Finlayson vintages and the unique terroir of Walker Bay that are so evident in our wines.'


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BOUCHARD FINLAYSON WINERY, P.O. Box 303, HERMANUS 7200, SOUTH AFRICA
TELEPHONE: (+27) 28 312 3515, FAX: (+27) 28 312 2317, EMAIL: info@bouchardfinlayson.co.za