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Full White | South Africa

Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Lush, creamy

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Varietal: Chardonnay
ABV: 12.5%
Origin: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Size: 750ml

Accolades

92 points, Tim Atkin

Taste Notes

Eyes: Bright straw yellow
Nose: Wonderful vibrant citrus, lime zest, and hints of butterscotch
Mouth: Lush, creamy texture, beautiful mineral notes of toasted almond and vanilla, fresh finish with great minerality and nervous energy

How to Enjoy

Pair with veal, chicken, lobster, and crab.

Serving temperature: Chilled at 7-13°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening

About this Product

The Estate Reserve Chardonnay has floral aromas with baked apple, singed citrus rind and toasted chestnuts. A harmony of apple notes, citrus, heather and spiced cinnamon butter. The palate, all supported by a vivid mineral acidity. The flavours of short crust pastry and toasted fruit linger to a mouth watering finish.

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About Glenelly Estate

Glenelly is located on the southern slopes of Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The estate is owned and run by May -Eliane de Lencquesaing who originally was from Bordeaux and was the former owner of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande for 30 years. In 2007, all wines produced were estate grown and at the same year, brought in Winemaker Luke O’Cuinneagain who had stints in Screaming Eagle and Chateau Angelus. Her family settled in the Philippines in the 17t h century. She sails forth this time to a new adventure in South Africa to craft the finest wines with power, elegance, and balance. A homecoming return for May as we welcome her South African wines with a French touch.

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About South Africa

Today, however, South Africa is increasingly responsible for high-demand, high-quality wines—a blessing to put the country back on the international wine map.

South Africa’s wine zones are divided into region, then smaller districts and finally wards, but the country’s wine styles are differentiated more by grape variety than by region. Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is the country’s “signature” grape, responsible for red-fruit-driven, spicy, earthy reds. When Pinotage is blended with other red varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Pinot Noir (all commonly vinified alone as well), it is often labeled as a “Cape Blend.” Chenin Blanc (locally known as “Steen”) dominates white wine production, with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc following close behind.

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About Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make both still white wine and sparkling wine.

Chardonnay grown in cooler regions exhibits racy, crisp flavours like lemon, lime, and green apple, along with flinty or chalky mineral notes. Warmer locations coax out richer flavours like melon, peach and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice, while malolactic fermentation leads to a creamy, buttery texture. Chardonnay is typically a dry wine, although some winemakers allow a touch of residual sugar.

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