Overview of the Wine
Located on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg, Glenelly is owned by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, Bordeaux doyenne and former owner of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Struck by the tremendous potential of South Africa's terroir and the beauty of the country, Mme de Lencquesaing decided to embark on a French adventure on African soil. She purchased Glenelly in 2003, and subsequently planted 66 of the property's 128 hectares to vineyards. The first estate-grown fruit came on line in 2007, and Glenelly's state-of-the-art winery building was completed in 2009. The wines are fermented naturally and made with as little intervention as possible, seeking to achieve the perfect balance of French style and South African terroir.
Grape / Blend
The estate reserve chardonnay displays a wonderful bright crisp color. The nose offers vibrant citrus, lime zest and flint with hints of apple with underlying minerality and vanilla butterscotch. the palate is lush, with a creamy texture
underpinned with beautiful mineral notes and hints of toasted almond and vanilla. the finish is fresh with great minerality.