2021 GlenWood Vigneron's Selection Chardonnay

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2021 GlenWood Vigneron's Selection Chardonnay

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

Tasting Notes 

Colour

Straw-yellow in the glass

Nose

Subdued nose with vanilla and marmalade. 

Palate

They carry on to the palate with citrus peel, almonds and butter. Lengthy and refined with steely minerality on the finish.

GlenWood Chardonnay Vignerons Selection

Vineyards

Vine age:12 years. 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 nine days, before ageing for a further nine months on its lees in French oak.

Accolades

  • Platters 2023 | 95pts 

Gets less barrel time than Grand Duc & only 33% new oak, but 2021 equally impressive & stellar. Consistent styling sees same preserved lemon & toast notes, candied nut decadence & lingering limy-fresh finish as 2020 (4.5 stars, 94 pts). Whole bunch, wild yeast ferment, 9 months on lees.

    Specifications

    Year 2021
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
    Country South Africa
    Alcohol content
    14.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.8 units
    Type White Wine
    Food Matching Creamy chicken pasta with grated lemon zest and parmesan.
    Cellaring Potential Drink through 2030.
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Origin Robertsvlei Valley, Franschhoek
    Appellation WO Western Cape