Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2003

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Rated 90/100 by Wine Spectator Magazine in USA, 2004
Ripe but focused with richness and confident energy reflecting aromatic kiwi fruit and quince-like characters floating on a continuous palate of tantalizing completeness.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Rated 90/100 by Wine Spectator Magazine in USA, 2004
in the vineyard : This 2003 bottling offers a wine reminiscent of the ovation calls backing the 2000 vintage. The arrival of additional fruit from first pick, high-density plantings has added a new dimension to this domain cuvée. Grape quality was great, harvested in three portions spanning twenty-one days from the first pick to the third pick. A situation which depicts three distinct terroir components.

in the cellar : Bottled after 6 months with a 30 % new barrel compliment. Fermented cleanly to carry a crystalline seamless quality all the way to the bottle.

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