Glenelly Mixed Case

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In 2003, Glenelly Estate was bought by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing. For over 30 years, Madame de Lencquesaing had been the owner of the classed growth Bordeaux Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac. Her belief in the quality of the Cape’s terroir, her wish to play a role in the economic development of the newly democratic country and her desire to continue the three century heritage of French winemaking in South Africa all played a part in her decision to embark upon a new adventure.

At Glenelly, in the foothills of the Simonsberg, the soil consists of decomposed granite; it is poor soil with good drainage that allows the vines to root deeply. The Glenelly estate covers 123 hectares, 60 of which are devoted to vineyards.The grape varieties planted are:

Cabernet Sauvignon: this assures the structure of the estate's blended wines, just like in Bordeaux.

Syrah: reminiscent of Rhône Valley fruit, with its aromas of raspberries and currants, the fine red berry notes and spice.

Petit Verdot: a great success at Glenelly, reaching full maturity without problems. It brings the flavours of liquorice and perfumes of violets, making complex wines perfect for ageing, but already very balanced in their youth.

Merlot: proving to be a grape well suited to Glenelly's terroir, bringing excellent fresh fruit to the Grand Vin blend and also creating a complete and approachable wine as a single variety in the Glass Collection.

Cabernet Franc: newly planted, but growing on one of Glenelly' best slopes and great things are hoped for it, perhaps a "right bank" blend with Merlot as in Pomerol or Saint-Émilion.

Chardonnay: Glenelly's latest creation. Two different styles are produced: the first is the Grand Vin - a complex, mineral style with elegant oak notes from barrel ageing. The second is the lively Glass Collection version, in an unoaked style with fresh, citrus notes.

Definitely and deliberately made in a French style, the Glenelly reds mix the structure and elegance of the wines of Bordeaux and the Rhône with the richness of Stellenbosch fruit, and the two Chardonnays should be worrying many a Burgundian winemaker.

We have the perfect way to discover the Glenelly Estate wines for yourself: a mixed case of six bottles, all with an introductory discount to make them even more appealling. This Glenelly Mixed Case contains:

Glenelly Glass Collection Chardonnay
Glenelly Glass Collection Merlot
Glenelly Glass Collection Syrah
Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Glenelly Grand Vin Chardonnay
Glenelly Grand Vin De Glenelly

The 6 bottle case contains one bottle of each wine; the 12 bottle case contains two bottles of each wine.

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