Miss Molly, Manor Born, Chardonnay – Semillon

Coastal Region,South Africa,
  • Greg Sherwood: 91


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Manor Born is a bombastic blend of Chardonnay and Semillon within the sought after Miss Molly range of wines, produced by Moreson Wine Farm in Franschhoek – the home of their estate grown medal magnet Mercator Chardonnay which received an honourable mention from John Platter in his 2018 wine guide.

Like Mercator, Manor Born is produced only from fruit grown on their Franschhoek farm and offers a fantastic value mid-week alternative to its big sister.

At a recent Three Wine Men tasting in London wine critic Olly Smith gave it a test run and had this to say:

“Ripe as a sunbathing peach with a toasty flourish.”

What more do you need to know?

Category: SKU: 3e9e39fed3b8
In The Cellar
30% New Oak Barrels 12 Months Maturation in Barrel 6 Months Bottle Maturation 3700 Bottles per vintage

In The Vineyard
Formerly known as the Moreson Knoputibak, it was decided to move this product into the Miss Molly space so as to augment the new focus on our Miss Molly quality offering. The production of this wine has remained the same and constitutes a selection of barrels produced from our estate Chardonnay that display a strong lemon and lime character. The Semillon was added to the blend to ensure the final wine had its hallmark rich mouthfeel that was soft and balanced. The Semillon coming from an old bush vine vineyard in Franschhoek yielding minute quantities of grapes and vary variable according to vintage.Môreson is home to 12 different clones of Chardonnay. We utilize these clones, either individually or in a variety of combinations, throughout our wine product portfolio. Each of these 12 clones exhibits unique flavor and aroma personalities, with a selection showcasing obvious lemon and lime characters. Miss Molly Manor Born is a selection of barrels, produced from our estate grown Chardonnay, that display these clear citrus characters.
This complex Chardonnay expression shows all the class and character of this great 2021 vintage. The aromatics are savoury and smoky with leesy notes of oatmeal biscuits, lemon cordial, waxy lemon peel, green apples and salted toffee apples over a dusty liquid minerality. Brimming with pithy white citrus and yellow orchard fruits, the palate shows a lovely clarity and precision with a sleek textural balance, crystalline acids and a fine, focused, flavourful finish. Drink now or enjoy over the next 2 to 3+ years. (91/100 Greg Sherwood MW)