2021 GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay

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2021 GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay

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

Only 2800 bottles produced.

Tasting Notes 

Colour

Light straw in colour.

Nose

Refined citrus and orange peel nose.

Palate

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.

2020 GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay

Vineyards

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

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.

Accolades

  • 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.

Specifications

Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Drink now or within 7 to 12 years from vintage.
Food Matching Pairs well with creamy or spicy dishes and perfect with white roasts. Excels with any seafood dish like grilled lobster, or king prawns in garlic butter.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Robertsvlei Valle, Franschhoek
Appellation WO Western Cape