Migliarina Wines was founded by Carsten Migliarina in 2002 when he produced his first wine under his own label. Starting very small, the first production consisted of a Sauvignon Blanc and a Shiraz, both from Franschhoek. The Shiraz was matured in a friends garage.
The reason we love Chardonnay.
The grapes were sourced from a rare single vineyard bush vine block in the Stellenbosch region. The location of this vineyard is being kept a secret due to the scarcity of the grapes.
The wine was bottled on 15 February 2021 and only 3192 bottles were produced.
Method and Maturation:
The grapes were hand harvested at 22.5 balling and delivered in small lug boxes to the cellar.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented naturally in barrel.
After fermentation the wine was racked and matured in French barrels for 14 months.
The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation to keep its freshness and primary fruit flavours.
The wine was not protein stabilised, cold stabilised or filtered.
Wine Tasting Notes:
The palate is full, yet remains delicate with a fresh finish and a persistent sea breeze salinity. A beautiful expression of well- balanced fruit with a fresh and acidity. There is a layered complexity and a sense of place that shines through in a balanced and nuanced fashion.
Meet the Winemaker: Carsten
Born in Namibia and raised in South Africa, Carsten’s interest in all things wine started at the tender age of 14 when he attempted to ferment table grapes. Pursuing his passion for wine, he spent 10 years in the catering industry as sommelier, including Le Pont de la Tour in London and the Grande Roche in Paarl and then earned his winemaking stripes as contract winemaker in South-Africa, Germany and Romania and of course making his own wine. His most recent winemaking adventure took him to China, where he participated in the Ningxia Wine Challenge.