Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2017

R313.00

R313.00 | Club R266.05

 

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 quartz 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 distinct notes of citrus, green apple and stone fruits. Butterscotch and lime notes on the mid palate follow through to an extended aftertaste of citrus marmalade and a delicate almond finish.

Awards

Chardonnay 2016

 

John Platter Guide 2018: 4 ½ stars

Gold: Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

 

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

February 2017

Analysis

Alc: 13.5% | RS: 2.6 g/l | TA: 6.1  g/l | pH: 3. 24

Fermentation

90% of yield naturally fermented in new French oak and 10% in Nomblot concrete egg shaped tanks.

Ageing

11 months

Bottling Date

March 2018

Winemaker’s Note

This chardonnay is from our oldest vineyard – planted in 1989 – and continuously produces an exceptionally elegant wine. This wine is well balanced with a crisp mouthfeel and lends itself to pairing with light and delicate cuisine.

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

Salmon Gravlax

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