Glenelly Estate

GLASS
COLLECTION

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Merlot
Syrah



ESTATE
RESERVE

Estate Reserve
Estate Reserve Chardonnay



LADY MAY

Our estate's flagship Cabernet
is sourced from a single vineyard.



Glass Collection

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Merlot
Syrah

Estate Reserve

Estate Reserve
Estate Reserve Chardonnay

LADY MAY

Our estate's flagship Cabernet
is sourced from a single vineyard.

Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon with a dash of other Bordeaux varietals

4 - 8 Years

Perfect for long-term ageability

Pairing suggestion

Grilled lamb, braised beef and venison

Latest Award

2014 - 96/100

Tim Atkin MW 2019

Red Blends of the Year:
2013 - 95/100

Tim Atkin MW 2017

2013 - 95/100

Tim Atkin MW 2017

2013 - 4.5 stars

Platter 2018

2013 - 93/100

Vinous 2018

2013 - Gold

Veritas 2018

LADY MAY

OUR ESTATE’S FLAGSHIP WINE, CRAFTED FROM A SINGLE VINEYARD PLANTED ON A COOL EAST-FACING SLOPE, IT IS ELEGANT, DISTINGUISHED AND VENERABLE LIKE ITS OWNER.

Aromas:

Cassis, blackcurrant, mint, dried cherry, cigar box and cedar.

Palate:

Elegant tannins, flavours reminiscent of Black Forest cake.

Winemaking:

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks, malolactic in French oak barrels and matured for 12 months.

Lady May

Our estate’s flagship wine, crafted from a single vineyard planted on a cool east-facing slope, it is elegant, distinguished and venerable like its owner.

Viticultural approach

Viticulturist Heinrich Louw manages the vineyard with great attention, minimal intervention and sustainable techniques.

Grapes are picked early to allow for lower alcohol levels whilst retaining freshness and good tannins.

Intensive sorting and care is taken when receiving the grapes at the winery.

Vineyard

The soil in the Western Cape is known as one of the oldest viticultural soils in the world: approximately 600 million years old.

Climate

The Cape winelands is a temperate region located on the 35th parallel south.

As with the Médoc region in Bordeaux, the Cape vineyards are located between two bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, and enjoy a microclimate conducive to good grape ripening.

While most Stellenbosch vineyards are planted on west-facing slopes, Glenelly is blessed with a unique proportion of cooler east-facing slopes, allowing a more even and slower maturation of the grapes.

Viticultural Approach

Viticultural approach

Viticulturist Heinrich Louw manages the vineyard with great attention, minimal intervention and sustainable techniques.

Grapes are picked early to allow for lower alcohol levels whilst retaining freshness and good tannins.

Intensive sorting and care is taken when receiving the grapes at the winery.

Vineyard

Vineyard

The soil in the Western Cape is known as one of the oldest viticultural soils in the world: approximately 600 million years old.

Climate

Climate

The Cape winelands is a temperate region located on the 35th parallel south.

As with the Médoc region in Bordeaux, the Cape vineyards are located between two bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, and enjoy a microclimate conducive to good grape ripening.

While most Stellenbosch vineyards are planted on west-facing slopes, Glenelly is blessed with a unique proportion of cooler east-facing slopes, allowing a more even and slower maturation of the grapes.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

Winemaker Luke O’Cuinneagain and assistant Jerome Likwa endeavour to make Glenelly wines as naturally as possible with wild yeast fermentation and no acidification.

The team follows a minimal intervention approach to winemaking yet intensive sorting and care is taken when receiving the grapes.

We use France’s most recognised coopers (mostly from Taransaud, Boutes and Sylvain) to ensure a gentle and precise elevage, preserving the identity of the terroir of Glenelly.

Hygiene is of utmost importance in the cellar and a combination of both hot water and ozonated water is used for cleaning.

SUSTAINABILITY

Fruit of the collaboration between a team of Swiss and South African architects, the 6,000 m2 building was erected in 2009 as one of the most ultra-modern wineries in the continent.

Besides providing a unique tool for the winemaker, functioning by gravity flow on 5 floors half underground, the environmentally friendly winery helps keep a very respectful and green footprint.