This fresh, unoaked Chardonnay displays heady aromas of melon, citrus and ginger, followed by bright, clean citrus and tropical fruit flavors. A lovely leesy character adds a dash of elegance and complexity.
This wine's flavors run parallel to Glenelly's unwooded chardonnay, with scents of chamomile and wheat structured here by spicy oak. That oak brings it more richness, deepening the finish to flavors of lemon curd, while the wine remains lively and refreshing.
Located on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg, Glenelly is owned by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, Bordeaux doyenne and former owner of Château 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... View More