Friday, July 27, 2018

MENU’s Wine of the Week. Migliarina 2015 Single Vineyard Chardonnay from Elgin grapes

There were two white wines that most impressed us this week, both from the same winemaker. First, the Migliarina 2016 Chardonnay made with Elgin grapes
The other is our Wine of the Week; it is the 2015 Single Vineyard Chardonnay, also from Elgin, which has soft incense wood and citrus fruit on the nose. Complex on the palate, it is full with caramel, pineapple followed by a creamy lemon posset on the palate, and finishing with elegant minerality. This wonderful creaminess comes from the fermentation on the lees. The light vanilla wood is there to support, not overwhelm
This wine will last and improve. It was scored highly by some of the British wine writers like Jamie Good and Greg Sherwood at 93/100. Boutique vintner Carsten Migliarina, who is a trained sommelier, says "I do not own a wine farm, I am not unhappy about this as it allows me the freedom to source the best grapes from the best vineyards I can find”. He buys in all his grapes each year and has many interesting and noteworthy wines. From R190 a bottle. We liked several of his other wines on show, so he is someone to watch

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