Glen Carlou Chardonnay crowned National Champion at SA Young Wine Show.
On Friday 25th August, Glen Carlou took home the South African Young Wine Show Trophy as the SA Champion Chardonnay, this preceded the regional presentations earlier in the week when we won Best Chardonnay from Paarl Appellation as well as Best Wine from the Paarl Wine District.
The South African Young Wine Show presented annually by the South African National Wine Show Association is reportedly one of the oldest wine shows in the world, dating back to 1833. This wine show allows winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage.
While we will need to wait 18 months or so to taste the 2017 Glen Carlou Chardonnay in the tasting room, the judges have highlighted the potential of this wine for years to come.
The awards follow on from the 2015 Glen Carlou Chardonnay’s inclusion in The South African Sommeliers Selection Wine List which was announced in July.
These awards only resonate that the magic of Chardonnay truly shines bright in the Glen Carlou vineyards!
Congratulations to our Wine Maker, Johnnie Calitz, our Vineyard Manager, Marius Cloete and their entire team in the vineyard and the cellar. We are so proud!