Glenelly Mixed Case
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DISCOVER GLENELLY ESTATE
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.But it's delicious by itself.
Syrah: reminiscent of Rhône Valley fruit, with its aromas of raspberries and currants, the fine red berry notes and spice.
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.
Chardonnay: Glenelly's latest creation. Two different styles are produced: the first is the Estate Reserve - 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. South African Chablis!
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 and see for youself just how good the wines are. This Glenelly Mixed Case contains:
Glenelly Glass Collection Chardonnay
Glenelly Glass Collection Merlot
Glenelly Glass Collection Syrah
Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay
Glenelly Estate Reserve
The 6 bottle case contains one bottle of each wine; the 12 bottle case contains two bottles of each wine.