Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2002

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2002

The structure is strong, and long on the after taste with exciting balance. In keeping with our philosophy, this wine is best enjoyed at the table. Delicious with scallops, crustaceans, monkfish and other rich flavoured fish. Also delicious with soft cheeses at the end of a meal.


variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  

about the harvest: Domain grapes produced on chosen Chardonnay “terroir”. A difficult vintage, after experiencing one of the wettest January months on record, resulting in an uncomfortable and challenging harvest. Selection was essential and much frustration was experienced with the problem of having to wait for greater fruit maturity. Grape sugars of less than 23ºB illustrate the winemaking philosophy of not producing overripe Chardonnays, but rather capturing the style of wines, which will age well, as practised in the classic Burgundian white wine preparations.

in the cellar : Bottled after seven months in barrel with 25% new barrel compliment. Organic in flavour with teasing yeasty complexity.