GlenWood Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2012

GlenWood Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2012

Outstanding oak and fruit integration is once again shown in this wine. A full, rich, creamy mouth feel of almonds and vanilla with a lingering aftertaste of smoky peach and citrus.

Pairs best with creamy white, lemon butter or sweet and sour sauce dishes.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.42 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 4.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

4½ Star John Platter Guide
Best South African Chard
- Decanter World Wine Awards
National Chardonnay Champion
- Terroir Awards 
Best White Wine Trophy
- Winemakers Choice
South African Airways First Class Wine List

ageing : Drink now or within 5 - 7 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Vine age: 23 years
Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Yield: 6.4 tons per hectare

A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration. Minimal irrigation was used. The fruit ripened slowly allowing the development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.

in the cellar : Grapes were picked at 24.5ºB and whole-bunch pressed to 1.2 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days and racked to barrel. Using only wild yeast, fermentation occurred over a two month period. The wine spent 13 months on the lees in barrel. Half new, half second fill, 225l French oak barrels were used.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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