Migliarina, Chardonnay Single Vineyard 750ml 2016

South Africa, Elgin
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Migliarina is part of the Restaurant Rescue Project and has partnered with Thelema to support one of Wine Cellar's favourite local spots – The Black Sheep restaurant.

The Black Sheep Restaurant is offering a voucher to the value of R1,200 to dine in the restaurant. By purchasing this voucher, you will not only enjoy a fine meal with The Black Sheep restaurant, but you will also be given a case of premium Migliarina & Thelema wines to the value of R1,300 to take home (for free) as a thank you for your support. (The case will contain a selection of Miglarina and Thelema Chardonnay, Thelema Shiraz and Migliarina Shiraz/ Cabernet blend.)

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.
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Bottle Size 750ml
Style White
Country South Africa
Rating GS 94
Drink To Drink now
Price R230.00
Producer Migliarina
Region Elgin
Variety Chardonnay
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator