Chardonnay 2016 Magnum




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Glen Carlou 2016 Chardonnay Magnum


The fruit for this wine is sourced from ten different vineyard sites. 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.


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.



Tasting Notes

Distinctive citrus characters, green apple and pear notes are evident on the nose and palate. The extended elegant aftertaste is supported by crisp acid, finely grained tannins and soft spice notes.

Additional Information


100% Chardonnay

Harvest Date

February 2016


Alc: 13.5% | RS: 3.4g/l | TA: 5.8g/l | pH: 3.39


Fermented in water bent French oak barrels split between 30% new and 2nd, 30% 3rd and 10% 4th and 5th fill.


10 months in new, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th fill water bent barrels.

Winemaker’s Note

The fruit for this wine is sourced from 10 diverse blocks each picked at different times to vary the sugar and natural acid of the grapes. Each small batch was vinified separately until the final blend was decided on for an extended elegant finish.

Food Pairing & Recipes

This wine is perfect with light and delicate dishes such as raw and lightly cooked shellfish, freshly caught fish, fish pâtés or even chicken and vegetable terrines.


Recommended recipe:


Franschhoek trout with bone marrow ragout

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