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Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay (2015)

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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.

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£22.95

    TypeWhite
    Vintage2015
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerBouchard Finlayson
    RegionHemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay
    GrapesChardonnay
    PairingHunters Chicken
    ABV13.6%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Vintage conditions

    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.

    Vinification details

    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.

    Awards

    DWWA 2018: Gold
    Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts
    JamesSuckling.com: 92 pts
    IWC 2018: Silver

    Green credentials

    A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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    Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay (2015)

    Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay (2015)

    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.

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