GlenWood Chardonnay Vignerons Reserve 2003

GlenWood Chardonnay Vignerons Reserve 2003

"Fermented in new French oak barrels for 11 months with wild yeast, this wine shows outstanding fruit and oak integration. It delivers a full, rich, buttery mouthfeel of almonds and vanilla with a lingering aftertaste of smoky peach and citrus fruits."


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.56 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.76 g/l  va : 0.70 g/l  so2 : 106 mg/l  fso2 : 47 mg/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

Awards: 4 Stars 2005 - John Platter Wine Guide
South African Airways First Class Wine List
Swiss International Wine Awards - Best Chardonnay
Top South African Chardonnay - Dave Hughes' Wine 500 Club
4 Stars - Wine Magazine

Journalists' comments:
"...a pretty, classy winner. Pale green-gold, some fine, peachy notes, a dense rich mid-palate, and the oak well integrated, the GlenWood Chardonnay is worth a score in the mid 80's...." - Michael Fridjhon

"...snatched two of the six gold medals and also received "Best White Wine from a Boutique Winery, as judged by an international panel." - Financial Mail

in the vineyard : Fourteen year old vines, 4000 vines per hectare, on well-drained and lightly-structured Clovelly and Avelon soils. Slow ripening allowed development of small bunches with highly concentrated, natural flavours.

in the cellar : Whole-bunch pressed at 1.4 bars pressure. Barrel fermentation over 4 months using wild yeast. Eleven months on the gross lees. Only new French oak used.

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