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The name Missionvale stems from the mission hospital established on the property in the early 19th century. All grapes are estate grown.
A robust, creamy Chardonnay supported by subtle peach and melon flavours following a zesty citrus watermark. The finish conveys further fig and quince like characters.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Region||Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Vintage 2016 proved to be very early. The first Chardonnay grapes arrived at the cellar on the 27th January, the earliest ever! A modest crop of high quality grapes which were welcomed with great expectations. 2016 was the second year in a row with more than pleasing fruit which have, as predicted, offered an exceptional wine.
The first step was to pay particular attention to the pressing of these lovely grapes. This was a lengthy three hour event to ensure maximum extraction from the whole bunch pressing process. Fermentation commenced in tank and transfer to best French oak barrels was commenced once the fermentation temperature was firmly under control. 29% new oak was employed and maturation on primary lees took place for eleven months.
DWWA 2018: Gold
Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts
JamesSuckling.com: 92 pts
IWC 2018: Silver
A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.
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