Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Chardonnay 2013

The Glass Collection Chardonnay has a bright and brilliant colour with a slight green hue. The wine has complex aromas of citrus, lime zest, marmalade and melon. On the palate there is a beautiful round comforting texture with wonderful length and intense fruit complexity and a mineral oyster shell finish.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Luke O’Cuinneagain
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Weather Conditions – Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
• The harvested started two weeks later than normal.
• A prolonged winter into September followed by a cool spring meant a delay in budburst by 14 days.
• Higher than average rainfall occurred during June to September.
• Cold and wet conditions helped with an even bud burst and meant the vines had enough water for the warm conditions later in the season.
• There was good weather during fl owering and berry set.
• Warm November and moist soils lead to dense canopies which meant greater management was needed.
• During berry set there was some heat stress and wind damage that took place.
• Due to a warm dry December later cultivars ripened earlier and the earlier cultivars later, which lead to pressure in the cellar.
• Smaller berry size.
• Wines have great balance and complex aromatics, wines of distinction.

about the harvest: • Yield 8 Tons/HA. 54 Hl/Ha.
• Harvested by hand late January.

in the cellar : 

The grapes were lightly crushed and gently pressed. The juice was transferred to two stainless steel fermenters where it underwent spontaneous fermentation (wild ferment). The two tanks ran at different temperatures one at 13 degrees and the other at 18 degrees. The wine was not allowed to go through fermentation and  was left on the lees until bottling took place.

3300 cases - 29000 bottles