Migliarina, Chardonnay Single Vineyard 750ml 2016

South Africa, Elgin
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SKU
MigliarinaChardonnaySingleVineyard201621042020
R215

Critic Score

94
GS

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The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard in the cool Elgin region. The vineyard is only one hectare and was planted on Table Mountain Shale soil. Migliarina Wines is the only producer receiving grapes from this vineyard and only the best portion is selected for the Single Vineyard Chardonnay.

Tasting notes:
'2,500 bottles produced. Barrel fermented, 35% new oak from France, Romania, Hungary and USA. A beautifully sleek fine Chardonnay with great breadth and depth and superb complexity. Nose is multi-dimensional with creamy vanilla pod, lemon biscuits, creme brûlée and toffee able with 14 months in oak with no malo. Expert oak interaction, beautiful acidity and chalky minerality that doesn’t seek to be bludgeoned to death with oak. This Elgin fruit screams cooler climate, minerality, subtlety with no fining and no filtration. Lovely lime cordial tension, linearity and a long, harmonious, classical finish. A supremely distinguished effort.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 94/100

'Single Vineyard Chardonnay (this vineyard has sadly been ripped out), this wine is more Burgundian and oxidative in style. Concentrated flavours but not over wooded. Needs food.' – Carsten Migliarina

Alc: 13.4% | RS: 1.7 g/L | TA: 6.4 g/L | PH: 3.23

About Migliarina:
Since 2002, Carsten Migliarina has quietly been sticking to his vision of producing food-friendly, refined wines that also offer immense value. His successful Migliarina range and small-batch offerings allow him to express his creativity and produce some truly unique wines. He sources grapes from across the entire Western Cape, and only uses those that represent the most exciting possibilities of South African wine. Carsten never studied winemaking but his journey with wine began at the young age of 14 when he first attempted to ferment table grapes. His passion and hard work is what has allowed him to succeed in the industry and his dream is to share his life’s work with the world.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style White
Country South Africa
Rating GS 94
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Price R215.00
Producer Migliarina
Region Elgin
Variety Chardonnay
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