Vinexus - Infinity of Wine Duitsland
This Chardonnay offers a general display of balance and equilibrium not too robust but eloquently perfumy on the nose. Fermented in classic Burgundian fashion and then matured “surlie” for eight months in traditional 225 liter barrels. Green pear, rich fig with vanilla and a hint of butterscotch flavour all help to build nuance and depth. Vintage 2005 has proved to be a vintage of rich, refined and fruit driven wines. Ripening about one month later than elsewhere in the Cape their grapes play a decisive role in the Bouchard Finlayson range of white wines. This late ripening facilitates an added opportunity at the winery in extending its pressing season for another two weeks! The late ripening of these grapes is due to the vineyard being located between two mountains which reduce the daylight length through the summer.