Peter Finlayson's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Estate Chardonnay 2012100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

As much as we try to keep Pinot noir our flagship, Chardonnay appears to say ‘catch me’. Chardonnay has magic and seductive powers, wooing producers and consumers on all corners of the globe. This vintage presented superb quality fruit produced on high density plantings, picked at optimum ripeness and pressed whole bunch to release purity and length of palate. Matured sur lie for seven months in best Burgundian barrels.

Tasting Notes: Aromatic layers of apricot and cantaloupe linger over creamy yeast and mild French oak wood tones, finally resonating a long citrus and quince finish. Maturation and longevity will reward and contribute added complexity.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 190 Qty. cases on offer 80

Alc 13.72 vol% RS 2.1 g/l TA 4.5 g/l pH 3.5

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