GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay 2014

This wine is rich and opulent, with an intense citrus and smoky peach character.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : GlenWood Winery
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.96 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.36  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle,TetraPack  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : pDrink now or within 7 to 10 years from vintage./p

in the vineyard : 

A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration. Minimal irrigation was used. The fruit ripened slowly allowing the development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were picked at 24.9°B and whole-bunch pressed to 1.4 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days and racked to barrel. Using only wild yeast, fermentation occurred over a one month period.

in the cellar : 

The wine spent 24 months on the lees in 100% new, 225l French oak barrels.

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