Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2016

R290.00

R290.00 | Club R246.50

 

The prestigious Quartz Stone Chardonnay is made from a single vineyard which is the oldest block of Chardonnay on the property which was planted in 1989. The soil found in this block is decomposed granite with significant amounts of quart in it, hence its name.

 

 

Each year this vineyard produces fruit of great depth and concentration and wine of exceptional quality and elegance.

Tasting Notes

On the nose the wine showcases aromas of orange conserve, clean citrus
and ripe stone fruits. A rich, and distinctive, yet classically defined style with
full flavours of butterscotch and candied pineapple on the palate.
Layer after layer, this wine finishes fresh and in gratifying style – customary
a grand food wine.

Awards

Chardonnay 2016

 

John Platter Guide 2018: 4 ½ stars

 

Chardonnay 2015

 

John Platter Guide 2017: 4 ½ stars

 

Chardonnay 2014

 

92 points: Tim Akin South Africa Report

Silver: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016

John Platter Guide 2016: 4 ½ stars

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Additional Information

Varieties

Chardonnay 100%

Harvest Date

mid February

Analysis

Alc: 13% | RS: 2.5 | TA: 6.0  g/l | pH: 3. 30

Fermentation

Six weeks, natural fermentation in 90% in new French oak and 10% in Nomblot concrete egg shaped tanks

Ageing

11 months

Bottling Date

July 2017

Winemaker’s Note

This chardonnay is from our oldest vineyard – planted in 1989 – and continuously produces an exceptional wine with classic aromas and an elegant & luxurious body.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Best enjoyed with food such as langoustine, scallops, any other seafood or poultry dishes.

 

Recommended recipe:

 

Franschhoek trout with bone marrow ragout

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