Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2013, South Africa

Country: South Africa

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 11

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

Whilst Hannibal used African elephants to invade Italy, here the pachyderm charge is the other way. Italian varieties like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbera mixed with Pinot Noir and others to create a complex, cherry and red-fruity wine with a leathery complexity. Think of Italian food and you’re there – it loves tomatoes and herb-infused grills. This is a fascinating wine and an innovation from one of South Africa’s great producer.