Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2012

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2012

The flavour is complex excellent vanilla and melon flavours. Richly layered on the palate. Produced in a cool vintage season where fruit aromas are more pronounced than in the dry years.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
analysis : alc : 13.44 % vol  rs : 1.1 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze

ageing : Excellent for aging and promises to evolve into one of our finest vintages.

in the vineyard : he Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its associated terroir has proven itself to be one of the Cape's most treasured Chardonnay locations, where this Missionvale label is consistently and repeatedly amongst SA’s top ten Chardonnay’s.

The name Missionvale stems from the historical site of possibly the regions first building - that of the Moravian mission hospital established on this property in 1822.

The 2009/2010 summer was a dry season with low rainfall which impacted favourably to present a small harvest at vintage 2010. Quality has been the trademark of these wines and this bottling is no exception. Excellent fruit analyses was achieved presenting a bold full bodied wine of notable character.

in the cellar : 0                              The winemaking style enjoys traditional barrel fermentation with 30% new French oak being employed to enhance seven months of yeast maturation.

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