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Collection White Blend 2020

R310.00

“A bold and exciting wine which is commanding, yet subtle. The smooth textured core combines racy acidity and generous fruit flavours enriched by fermentation and ageing in wood. When lightly chilled the creamy oak vanillins come to the fore revealing spice and floral characteristics. The abundant layering of flavours and refined structure renders it an excellent wine to pair with food. A seamless wine where the components are in perfect balance”.

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Description

Glen Carlou is situated in the Simonsberg-Paarl region of South Africa’s Western Cape. Our vineyard blocks encompass a variety of slopes and aspects – each is nurtured according to its own unique potential, respecting the natural cycles of the vines.
Our 145 hectare property transferred back to local ownership when in 2016, Glen Carlou was purchased by a South African family consortium.
Significant investments have been made for the vineyard replanting programme, one of several initiatives implemented since the change in ownership. Robust drought resistant rootstocks and new clones are being planted to increase the hectares under vine.
The rich tapestries of passionate people interwoven with insightful custodians have shaped and continue to develop Glen Carlou. A splendid storyline supports our desirable international reputation of being a trusted, highly awarded and respected wine brand.

Additional information

Analysis

Alc. 13.5%
R.S. 2.6g/l
T.A. 6.2g/l
pH 3.35

Wine Origin

Coastal Region

In the Vineyard

Sourced from single vineyards, the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon come from higher-lying areas of Groenekloof. The cooler climate allows for an elegant and textured wine, combined with the richness of Chardonnay from Glen Carlou, which grows on predominantly Granite soil with Quartz. The decomposed Granite component adds structure to the wine, while the Shale lends great minerality and finesse.

In the Cellar

The 3 grape varieties were fermented naturally and separately in 225 litre French Oak barrels. After fermentation the wines were blended and transferred back to barrel for 9 months. The Sauvignon Blanc component (36%) enriches the blend with aromas of gooseberry and a strong mineral core; Chardonnay (34%) adds texture and density with Semillon (30%) revealing provocative floral, white pear and citrus blossom notes.

In the Glass

“A bold and exciting wine which is commanding, yet subtle. The smooth textured core combines racy acidity and generous fruit flavours enriched by fermentation and ageing in wood. When lightly chilled the creamy oak vanillins come to the fore revealing spice and floral characteristics. The abundant layering of flavours and refined structure renders it an excellent wine to pair with food. A seamless wine where the components are in perfect balance”.

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