Glenelly Glass Collection Chardonnay
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The Glass Collection Chardonnay from Glenelly has a bright and brilliant colour with a slightly green hue. The wine has complex aromas of citrus, lime zest, marmalade and melon. On the palate, there is a beautiful, rounded, comforting texture with wonderful length, intense fruit complexity and a minerally, oyster shell finish.
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Style: Rich yet unoaked
Drink With: Baked sea bream
The Glenelly Glass Collection is named after May-Eliane de Lencquesaing's collection of nearly 1,000 rare pieces of glass, dating from 50BC to today, from the Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, Rome, Prague, Venice, Germany, England, Sweden, France and the USA. Glass and wine have lot in common: they both come from poor material and poor soils, and through man’s talent and genius they become works of art.
The grapes for the Glenelly Glass Collection Chardonnay were lightly crushed and gently pressed and the juice was transferred to two stainless steel fermenters where it underwent a spontaneous fermentation thanks to wild yeasts. The wine was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation but it was left on its lees until bottling took place.
From Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages:
2009 was the first vintage of all Glenelly’s own reds, 2010 was the first white vintage. Winemaker Heinrich Loew used to work at Rustenberg, and Angelus, and Fieuzal and Screaming Eagle. Ambient yeast. Pale greenish gold. Quite broad and very fruity but with attractive finish. Good balance and lively wet-stony finish. Just the job. 16.5 Points
Please note: payment will be taken once the order has been placed but the item will not be shipped until mid February.