Glenwood, Grand Duc Chardonnay 2018
The pride of GlenWood from the second oldest Chardonnay block in South Africa. Smooth and buttery with smokey peach and vanilla on the palate.
Well-integrated oak from 2 years in 100% new French Oak barrels. A wine for a real Chardonnay connoisseur.
Situated in the Franschhoek valley where vineyards have been planted since the late 1600s, when exiled French Huguenots brought their viticultural know-how to their new home in South Africa.
Grapes were picked at 24.9°B and whole-bunch 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 a one month period. The wine spent 24 months on the lees in 100% new, 300l and 500l French oak barrels.
Drink now, or within 7 to 10 years from vintage.
An excellent pairing for rich seafood, pork, poultry or salad dishes.