Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2011

The flavour is complex excellent vanilla and melon flavours. Richly layered on the palate. Produced in a cool vintage season where fruit aromas are more pronounced than in the dry years.


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 : 3.59  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze

ageing : A wine worth cellaring!

in the vineyard : Missionvale Chardonnay gets its name from the historical land mark on the Bouchard Finlayson property described as "hospital". While no evidence exists reflecting the remains of the 200 year old Missionary building there is a history of being the site of the first Leper colony in the region. Moravian Missionary Peter Leitner took care of the infirm and gave rise to the name Hemel-en-Aarde / "Heaven and Earth".

in the cellar : Recent success in German Wine Magazine – “Weinwelt” with our Missionvale label is proof indeed of this wines inherent strength. It was placed second in a line-up of 324 Chardonnay wines tasted! A great achievement for the 2009 vintage. This 2011 vintage has been prepared according to exactly the same winemaking design. No reason why it should not develop along parallel lines to the 2009 winner.

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