Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2018

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2018

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Named after the mission hospital established on the domain property in the early 19th century, Missionvale Chardonnay 2018 harvesting commenced on 8 February. Hand-picked bunches were pressed without crushing and settled overnight, before being transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation. A third new oak was employed, including some 350-litre barrels to complement the traditional 228-litre barrels. 10% of the bottling was fermented in terracotta amphora, which afforded the winemaking team an opportunity to fine-tune the volume of tension. Apart from 9 months in oak, elevage was completed by a 2 month resting period in tank, prior to bottling in January 2019. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Pronounced aromas of ripe oranges, grapefruit, nectarines and creamy with whiffs of almonds.

Palate: On entry, oranges and nectarines shine on entry. Lovely notes of wild bush peach and grapefruit as well. Lovely well weighted creamy texture. Subtle nuances of toasted nuts on the mid-palate.

Finish: Bright acidity balances the creamy richness. Finishing with lingering refreshing notes of lemon

Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is one of South Africa’s most awarded boutique wine estates located in a scenic valley just an hour and a half from Cape Town called Hemel-en-Aarde. Framed by great fold mountains and breathtaking ocean views, it is one of the coolest wine-making regions in the Cape with duplex soil structures and sun-facing slopes. The promise of the unique terroir is harnessed by winemaker Chris Albrecht in slow-ripened flavour-rich wines of exceptional quality. Bouchard Finlayson is globally acclaimed for producing the best Pinot Noir in South Africa as well as exceptional Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.  

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2018