Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2015

R108.00

R108.00 | Club R91.80

 

Made from early ripened Chardonnay grapes at 21 to 22 degrees bailing, Glen Carlou uses special water-bent barrels from a cooper in France. These sophisticated barrels impart a light touching of oak and allow the fruit to express itself, producing Glen Carlou’s Classic Chardonnay style. All fruit for this wine is hand harvested over a three week period resulting in a number of batches with varying sugar and acidity levels. The result is a well balanced wine with elegance and restraint.

 

Chardonnay is one of the most famous and widely planted white wine grape varieties around the world. Its spiritual home is Burgundy, France. It is one of the most malleable of wines with an affinity for oak, which will impact flavours and characteristics.

Tasting Notes

The wine is fresh and vibrant with lemon curd and pineapple characters highlighted on the palate.

Awards

Chardonnay 2015

 

Gold: The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2016
Silver: International Wine & Spirit competition 2016
Silver: Mundus Vini Germany, 2016
John Platter Guide 2017: 4 stars

 

Chardonnay 2014

 

Taj Classic Wine Trophy 2015: Bacchus Trophy
Silver: International Wine and Spirit competition, UK: 2015
Silver: Michelangelo Wine Awards 2015
John Platter Guide 2016: 4 stars

Additional Information

Varieties

Chardonnay 100%

Harvest Date

Late January to late February

Analysis

Alc: 13.5% | RS: 2.9 | TA: 6.2g/l | pH: 3.32

Fermentation

100% Barrel fermented – 30% new, 30% second fill, 30% third fill, 10% fourth fill

Ageing

10 months of barrel aging

Bottling Date

April 2016

Winemaker’s Note

This wine is highly regarded for its well-integrated fruit and rounded oak maturation flavour profile.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Enjoy with seabass with charred cherry tomato, aqua pazza, cannellini beans and green olive butter or pan seared scallops with cauliflower puree.

 

Recommended recipe:

 

Franschhoek trout with bone marrow ragout

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