Fruity elegance from Simonsberg-Paarl

Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2020

Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2020
  • GCA-012020
  • Fresh citrus scent, surrounded by pears and apples
  • Long-lasting on the palate with crisp acidity
  • Elegant, soft white wine matured in oak
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15.50€ 20.67€/l

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The unmistakable fresh citrus aromas of the Glen Carlou Chardonnay are as beautifully as its...
The unmistakable fresh citrus aromas of the Glen Carlou Chardonnay are as beautifully as its yellow colour. Notes of pears and green apples provide an even fruitier character on the nose and palate. On the palate, the white wine convinces with its crisp acidity and an elegant and long finish. Since the oak barrels in which the Glen Carlou Chardonnay was given ten months to mature were treated with the water-bending method before toasting, the white wine scores with a softer mouthfeel. The Glen Carlou Chardonnay not only caresses the palate on its own, it also goes well with poultry, fish or pasta.


Jg. 2020
4 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, Tim Atkin 89 Points
Jg. 2019
4 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2018
4 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Double Gold, Veritas Gold, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2016
4 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Jg. 2015
4 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Robert Parker 86 Points, The Michelangelo Gold

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Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2020
Grape Varieties:
Glen Carlou
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Glen Carlou, Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, 7625 Klapmuts, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Screw Cap
15.50€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
7,0 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,8 g/l
Serve at:
10-12 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for ten months.

Glen Carlou – A Success Story From Paarl

Founded in 1985, the comparatively young Glen Carlou winery has acquired an excellent reputation and nowadays belongs to the leading producers in South Africa. The basis for that was laid by Walter Finlayson when he decided to purchase the back-then unused Glen Carlou farm at the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain including 145 hectares of land. Plenty of hard work and investments set the course for the start of the first red and white wine production in 1988 – it hence took only three years until the first wines were produced. Seven years later, the Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess purchased some shares of the South African winery and fully managed it with the Hess Group from 2003 until 2016. Now, the new owner Wayne Pitout with his technology company Pactolus Consortium continues the success story of Glen Carlou.

Great Continuity in the Heart of Paarl

Located in the heart of the Winelands of Paarl, Glen Carlou harvests the grapes for the excellent quality wines on 58 hectares on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain. The prevailing climate is Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Furthermore, a varied hill landscape with slate and clay soils offer excellent conditions for the cultivated vines. With plenty of dedication, expertise, outstanding care and continuity, great wines are created that mirror their unique terroir. Continuity is also apparent when it comes to the staff: Johnnie Calitz is only the fourth winemaker in Glen Carlou’s history. His mission is to create elegant and unique wines – and you can taste this with every bottle of the Classic and the Prestige Collection.

Art and Culinary Delicacies In Front Of Breathtaking Nature

Besides the excellent bottles, there is plenty to discover at Glen Carlou, for example an art gallery with modern pieces from South African artists or a Zen garden with a calm atmosphere in which you can enjoy the native nature. Not only the plant species of the South African fynbos find a home here, but also numerous types of birds. Speaking of nature: sustainability is very important for Glen Carlou. The winery is a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative and continually works on reducing its carbon footprint. The breathtaking landscape can also wonderfully be enjoyed from the terrace of the excellent restaurant with its innovative and seasonal cuisine.