Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2010

The winemaking style enjoys traditional barrel fermentation with 30 % new French oak being employed to enhance seven months of yeast maturation. Complex and delicate with layers of yeasty lime and melon flavours occasionally harmonized by the smell of squashed apple and strawberries.


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  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver
The 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 Chardonnays.

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2012 - Double Gold Medal

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

in the vineyard :  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 :  A very distinctive and specific terroir component reflects true to type and the tradition of maintaining 30 % new best French Oak with a total of seven months maturation.

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