They may be hidden away deep in Franschhoek, but don’t underestimate the quality of wines to emerge from GlenWood. Regarded as their flagship wine, GlenWood’s Grand Duc Chardonnay 2013 is indeed a cut above the rest.
Grand Duc refers to the largest eagle species in Europe, as well as nobility, and this wine most certainly lives up to its namesakes. Boasting a lineage of international and local awards, its recent achievement was a 5-star rating in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016
Winemaker, DP Burger, who has been at the helm of this boutique wine estate for 25 years, describes the wine as showing outstanding oak and fruit integration. On the palate the wine displays a full, rich, creamy mouth feel of almonds and vanilla, resulting in a lingering aftertaste of smoky peach and citrus. With just under 1 800 bottles produced the Grand Duc Chardonnay 2013 is ready to enjoy now, or if cellared under the correct conditions, will reach its full potential within the next five to seven years. Available directly from the cellar at R400 per bottle or specialist wine stores nationwide. To be enjoyed with cream-based pasta dishes, roast chicken, spicy Thai foods or any seafood dishes.
GlenWood currently produces three styles of Chardonnay, Grand Duc, Vignerons Selection and an Unoaked Chardonnay. The Vignerons Selection boasts a number of international and local awards over the past years, which includes a Decanter Gold medal for the Best South African Chardonnay; Best Chardonnay at the SA Terroir Wine Awards; numerous Veritas Double Gold awards as well as being selected for SAA’s Premium Wine Selection to name a few.
GlenWood has developed from scratchover the last 30 years to become one of South Africa’s leading wine producers, and currently export mainly to European countries. The grapes sourced for their wines are all vinified on GlenWood, thereby reflecting the unique terroir of the Franschhoek Wine Valley.
For more information visit www.glenwoodvineyards.co.za.