Glenelly Estate

LADY MAY 2015

Lady May is Glenelly’s flagship Estate wine. Elegant and complex, the wine develops flavours of cassis, blackcurrant, dark cherry, touch of graphite and delicate spicy plum. Fresh and vibrant, the evolution of the wine introduces flavours specific to Glenelly’s terroir . Deeply coloured and perfectly balanced, the wine displays an exquisite structure with velvety tannins and a very good ageing capacity.

Tim Atkin MW 2019
96/100

Vinous 2019
93/100

Platter’s 2020
5 Stars

Greg Sherwood MW 2020
92+/100

R630.00

LADY MAY 2015

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WEATHER CONDITIONS – Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

Flowering and berry set was good. Vigorous growth happened due to high soil moisture content, which was a result of the wet winter, therefore more canopy management was required Rain in November and January meant that we needed less irrigation, but disease pressure was higher and stricter controls were needed. Ideal dry and moderate conditions reigned during ripening in late January and February Cooler March helped with hang time on the vine Harvest was 1 week later than normal due to late cold winter Stellenb osch had one the wettest seasons in years, but wine quality is exceptional

WINEMAKING

The grapes were lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was done by natural yeast with a mixture of rack and returns and open pump overs. We did post fermentation skin contact during 2-3 weeks and pressed gently. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels. The wine stayed on the lees for a long period of time before racking. Racked on average every 4 months. Matured during 24 months in new French oak barrels. During the aging, the wine is with natural egg whites and bottled later.
GRAPE VARIETIES : 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
PRODUCTION : 4,316 cases – 25,900 bottles
ANALYSIS : Alcohol: 14.5% Vol Total Acidity: 5,43 g/L pH: 3,65 Residual Sugar: 2,43 g/L

Years

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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