Glen Carlou Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016

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Bright and vibrant on both the nose and palate, this wine shows concentrated flavours of dried apricots, ripe orange and honey, with hints of white flower blossom. A touch of pineapple on the entry, yet clean and focused, it condenses into a rich finish, filling the palate.

The Welder, Natural Sweet wine is made from the most widely cultivated variety in the Cape, Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc is characterised by its versatility – It has the ability to produce wines from a wide spectrum from sweet to dry, to sherry and even sparkling wine

Tasting Notes

Bright and vibrant on both the nose and palate, this wine shows concentrated flavours of dried apricots, ripe orange and honey, with hints of white flower blossom. A touch of pineapple on the entry, yet clean and focused, it condenses into a rich finish, filling the palate.

Awards

Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016

Platter Guide 2019 – 4 stars

Platter Guide 2018 – 4 stars

 

Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2015

The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2016 – Silver

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – Silver

 

Natural  Sweet Chenin Blanc 2013

International Wine and Spirit competition, UK: 2015 – Gold Outstanding
Platter Guide 2016 – 3.5 stars

Additional Information

Varieties

Chenin Blanc 100%

Harvest Date

March 2016

Analysis

Alc: 10% | RS: 126.5 | TA: 6.1g/l | pH: 3.26

Vinification

100% fermentation in stainless steel after the grapes were whole bunch pressed and left on its skins for 24 hours.

Bottling Date

June 2016

Winemaker’s Note

The towering sugar concentration is in perfect harmony with the fruit, and balanced well with a firm acidity.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Slightly chilled, On its own as an aperitif or with desserts such as crème brûlée or with strong cheeses.

Recommended recipes:

Boeber with guava mousse

 

Crème caramel with gingerbread

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