Glen Carlou releases its first vintage Collection White Blend 2020

Following in the footsteps of the highly regarded and internationally awarded Red Blend, the Collection White Blend 2020 has just been released by Glen Carlou. The Collection portfolio comprises individual wines, sourced from distinctive small vineyard blocks.

Glen Carlou releases its first vintage Collection White Blend 2020

Three grape varieties make up this distinguished naturally fermented blend, namely Sauvignon Blanc (36%), Semillon (34%) and Chardonnay (30%). Under Cellarmaster Johnnie Calitz’s ever watchful eye natural ferments add a different element and profile to the wine. These form the building blocks of the all-important alcohol fermentation process, which merge in a truly interesting wine. Each of the three varieties used to create the Collection White Blend mingle seamlessly to create a powerful and inimitable blend.

The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes were sourced from dryland bush vines in the Groenekloof ward of Darling, whilst the Chardonnay grapes come from Glen Carlou’s Simonsberg vineyard block. The Sauvignon Blanc component enriches the blend with aromas of gooseberry and a strong mineral core; the Chardonnay adds texture and density, as the Semillon reveals provocative floral, white pear and citrus blossom notes.

‘A bold and exciting wine, which is commanding yet subtle. The smooth textured core combines racy acidity and generous fruit flavours enriched by fermentation and ageing in wood. Served slightly chilled the creamy oak vanilla come to the fore revealing spice and floral characteristics. The abundant layering of flavours and refined structure renders it the ideal food pairing wine. A seamless wine where the components are in perfect balance,’ says Johnnie.

Available directly from the estate or via their online wine shop at R310 per bottle.

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