Glenwood, Grand Duc Chardonnay 2020

GlenWood Estate is in the Robertsvlei Valley, close to Franschoek in the Western Cape. Their wines are multi-award winning and have become synonymous with incredible quality and diligent winemaking.

This Chardonnay had its fruit picked and whole-bunch pressed. The juice was left to settle for two days and transferred to barrel, where it fermented for eight days, before ageing for a further twenty-four months on its lees in French oak.

This process creates a wine that is utterly exceptional. It is full, rich and layered; expect notes of butterscotch, vanilla and marmalade, with a delicious soft fruity character of ripe peach and apricot, whilst maintaining stunning acidity.

Absolute indulgence, and well-deserving of its huge critical acclaim.

95pts | Decanter

£44.00

In stock

Franschhoek

Chardonnay

Bone-drySweet

Description

Viticulture:
Vine age: 33 Years.
Density: 4000 vines per hectare.
Yield: 3 tons per hectare.
A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration. Minimal irrigation was used. The fruit ripened slowly allowing the development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.

Vinification: Grapes were picked at 23.2°B and wholebunch pressed to 1.4 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days and racked to barrel. Using only wild yeast, fermentation occurred over an 8- day period. The wine spent 24 months on the lees in 100% new, 300L & 500L French oak barrels.

Winemakers comments: Yellow straw in colour. Vanilla, marmalade and blue orange nose. Butterscotch and vanilla following on the crisp palate with a lemon lime note on the finish. Full, rich and layered. Drink through 2030.

Additional information

Grape

Chardonnay

Wine Farm

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

14%

Origin

Franschhoek

Grilled lobster, or king prawns in garlic butter.

1 review for Glenwood, Grand Duc Chardonnay 2020

  1. Decanter | 95pts (Gold)

    Delicate hints of white flowers open into notes of lemon meringue pie and then hazelnut, dried orange peel, and thatch. The oaky, vanilla and caramel entry into the palate is tempered by fresh acidity, which presents the core of apple pie, toasted coconut and a dollop of fresh custard.

    DWWA

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