Bouchard Finlayson 'Crocodile's Lair' Chardonnay, Walker Bay
- Rich mineral and citrus fruit overlaid with subtle peach, cream and vanilla.
- Walker Bay
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- South Africa
- South Africa
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- Bouchard Finlayson
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- The grapes were fermented in classic Burgundian fashion and allowed to age in small barrels in contact with the original fermentation yeast. The wine reflects a traditional mineral quality which is symptomatic of the vineyards austere location. While currently tight and fresh the evolution of this bottling will gradually offer more pronounced nutty and creamy components with enhanced maturation flavours.
Bouchard Finlayson are accredited by IPW - South Africa's voluntary environmental sustainability scheme for wine producers.
'Crocodiles Lair' is the translation from the word Kaaimansgat which is the name of the farm producing these special Chardonnay grapes. Grown at a high elevation of 700 meters in a blind mountain valley behind the village of Villiersdorp where this location is more reminiscent of the Swiss Alps than a typical South African Vineyard site. These vineyards are without irrigation and they ripen about a month later than elsewhere in the Cape. The wine is characterised by rich mineral and citrus fruit design overlaid with peach & vanilla flavour tones all enhanced by only the best French Oak - 25% being new barrels.
- DWWA Bronze 2014
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