Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2019


This wine is a beautiful showcase of our commitment to excellence. National Chardonnay Winner at the 2019 South African Young Wine Awards.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from ten different vineyard sites. All fruit for this wine is hand-harvested over a three week period resulting in a number of batches with varying sugar and acidity levels. The result is a well-balanced wine with elegance and restraint.

Glen Carlou uses special water-bent barrels from a cooper in France. These sophisticated barrels impart a light touching of oak and allow the fruit to express itself, producing Glen Carlou’s Classic Chardonnay style.

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Tasting Notes

Our much loved Chardonnay is regarded for its well integrated fruit with rounded oak maturation flavour profile.

The 2019 shows an exciting medium straw colour, with tinges of green on the rim, rich in citrus, green apples and oak nuance. 100% barrel fermented in French oak; furnish the wine with a toasted and creamy oak character, it is complemented by ripe pear, all together in perfect harmony. Excellent length with marmalade and an almond-flower finish, this wine is particularly well balanced with a crisp and clean acidity. The result, a stylish and Classic Chardonnay.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Chardonnay 100%

Harvest Date

Late January to Late February


Alc. 13.5%, R.S. 2.8 g/l, T.A. 6.1 g/l, pH 3.26


100% Barrel fermented – 30% new, 30% second fill, 30% third fill, 10% fourth and fifth fill

Barrel Ageing

10 months

Bottling Date

October 2019

Winemaker’s Note

Batch harvesting allows for different building blocks and complexity in the wine. Distinctive fresh citrus characters, green apple and pear notes are evident on the nose and palate. An extended and elegant aftertaste is supported by crisp acid and finely grained tannins. The water-bending® method for barrels prepares the oak for toasting in a way that results in a softer mouthfeel


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