Glen Carlou Wines of Excellence
Award-winning British journalist, wine-writer and Master of Wine Tim Atkin, argues that the Cape is making the best wines in its 358 year history. He refers to the South African industry as “dynamic, exciting and still evolving”.
Atkin recently visited South Africa and tasted some 1700 of the country’s finest wines to compile his 2017 South African Wine Report, his fifth consecutive report of its type.
We are especially proud to have the 2017 vintage Glen Carlou The Curators Collection Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, The Classic Sauvignon Blanc and The Quartz Stone Chardonnay on the list of seven high scoring Glen Carlou wines.
The 2017 vintage is Glen Carlou’s 30th vintage and not only celebrates 30 years of wine making, but also winemaker, Johnnie Calitz’s first harvest at Glen Carlou.
We are delighted to have wine from all three of the Glen Carlou Collections represented in the Medals of Excellence List. The Classic Collection Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, The Prestige Collection Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon and Quartz Stone Chardonnay and The Curator’s Collection Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Glen Carlou Tim Atkin Master of Wine 2017 Medals of Excellence scores were as follows:
With the exception of the Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon, these wines will develop in the cellar until they have reached a maturity level our winemaker considers optimal for entering the market. Each of these wines have an ideal maturation period of one to three years, after which they can be aged in ideal cellar conditions for five to 10 years depending on the variety.
Here is what Atkin had to say about the top scoring Glen Carlou wines:
We celebrate and welcome these results as proof of our ongoing commitment to excellence and curatorship – a showcase of Glen Carlou’s craftsmanship, passion and heritage.