Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2008

This vintage is characterised by elaborate flavours of under exposed wood tones with over layers of pure vanilla, pear, mango & yeasty lees.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze medal (79/100)

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

in the vineyard : 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 Rael-na-Gael Mountains to the nearby ocean to cleanse their bodies. Perhaps also collecting fruits from the sea in the process.

The passage of time has exchanged fruits of the sea for fruits of the vine wherein this instance it is world class Chardonnay!

This was an excellent Chardonnay vintage in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Better yields than from the last two years with first class fruit quality.

in the cellar : "Boutique" barrel makers Tonnellerie Meyrieux of Nuits St. George have provided added security in supporting with only the finest handcrafted Burgundian barrels.

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