The Missionvale Chardonnay is produced exclusively from grapes grown and harvested on the estate, taking advantage of the valley’s cool maritime climate to produce a Chardonnay that balances textbook minerality and citrus notes on a foundation of well-integrated oak richness.
Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay
Deep in the Elandskloof Mountains, 80-kilometres inland from Bouchard Finlayson, the vineyard known as the Kaaimansgat –or ‘Crocodile’s Lair’ – is a pocket of Chardonnay with legendary status in the South African winelands. For more than 30 years, Bouchard Finlayson has meticulously harvested a section of this iconic vineyard.
Blanc de Mer
Blanc de Mer – ‘white of the sea’ – is built on a foundation of Riesling, which provides a
foundation of linearity, while fully-ripe Viognier from the Elgin valley contributes a nose of bright floral fragrance. Chardonnay brings richness and structure, while the inclusion of a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc adds a subtle freshness and acidity.
Our mature Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted on heavy shale clay soils, and with their location less than five kilometers from the Indian Ocean, the cool maritime terroir is ideal for crafting expressions of Sauvignon Blancs defined by minerality, freshness and complexity.
Sans Barrique Chardonnay
Fermented in stainless steel, with a short maturation on the lees, the Sans Barrique Chardonnay is vibrant in the glass, brimming with minerality, freshness and vitality. An ideal pairing with seafood, sushi and summer salads.