Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2013

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2013

This vintage is characterised by elaborate flavours of under exposed wood tones with over layers of pure vanilla, pear, mango & yeasty lees. “Boutique” barrel makers Tonnellerie Meyrieux of Nuits St. George have provided added security in supporting with only the finest hand crafted Burgundian barrels.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
analysis : alc : 13.34 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 4.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Expect to develop over the next four years. Added complexity & nutty flavours will enhance with a deeper & richer colour!

The name Missionvale stems from the mission hospital established on the domain property in the early 19th Century. German missionary Peter Leitner, would walk his patients over the Raed-na-Gael Mountains to the nearby ocean to cleanse their bodies. Perhaps also to collect fruits from the sea in the process.

in the vineyard : The 2013 vintage has proved to be an excellent opportunity for great white wines. This was a high rainfall season with a cool temperate European weather profile offering low yields of finest quality.