Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2016

R108.00

R108.00 | Club R91.80

 

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

Our much loved Chardonnay is regarded for its well integrated fruit with rounded oak maturation flavour profile. The 2016 shows an exciting medium straw colour, with tinges of green on the rim, rich in citrus, green apples and oak nuance. 100% barrel fermented in French oak; furnish the wine with a toasted and creamy oak character, it is complemented by ripe pear, all together in perfect harmony. Excellent length with marmalade and an almond-flower finish, this wine is particularly well balanced with a crisp and clean acidity. The result, a stylish and Classic Chardonnay.

Awards

Chardonnay 2015

 

Sommelier’s Selection 2017: Full & Rich Whites
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: 3.4 | TA: 5.8g/l | pH: 3.39

Fermentation

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

Ageing

10 months of barrel aging

Bottling Date

June 2016

Winemaker’s Note

Our much loved Chardonnay is regarded for its well integrated fruit with rounded oak maturation flavour profile. The 2016 shows an exciting medium straw colour, with tinges of green on the rim, rich in citrus, green apples and oak nuance. 100% barrel fermented in French oak; furnish the wine with a toasted and creamy oak character, it is complemented by ripe pear, all together in perfect harmony. Excellent length with marmalade and an almond-flower finish, this wine is particularly well balanced with a crisp and clean acidity. The result, a stylish and Classic Chardonnay.

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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