The results of our Top12Wines Dry White tasting are now available!
November 5, 2018
1st: Glenwood Chardonnay (2016) 2nd: Amica Neil Ellis (2017) 3rd: Constantia Uitsig Semillon (2013) 4th: Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Viognier Reserve (2016) 5th: Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista (2016) 6th: Bosman Adama (2016)
1st: Glenwood Chardonnay (2016)
Glenwood Vineyards reached the first rank of this tasting with its Glenwood Chardonnay Vigneron Selection 2016 :
“Simple, Natural, Quality” is the philosophy of the Glenwood Vineyards, located in the Robertsvlei valley, seven kilometers from the Franschhoek city centre. Being surrounded by mountains, Glenwood has its own micro climate with temperatures about five degrees lower than in the main Franschhoek valley.
Glenwood Chardonnay Vigneron’s Selection 2016 is made from 26-years-old vines with a low canopy and minimal irrigation. The fruit ripened slowly allowing the development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavors.
“Bold and powerful citrus burst, mouth-fillingly rich and creamy vanilla with beautifully integrated oak”
Did you know?
The Glenwood Chardonnay is our Top12Wines Champion in the Dry White category!
2nd: Amica Neil Ellis (2017)
Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct terroir in which individual varieties will excel. The winery also values the importance of using eco-friendly viticultural practices.
The Amica Neil Ellis features and tasting notes:
Made through wild fermentation and aged in old French oak barrels. Initial scents of white florals and fresh herbs are supported by those of sweet stone fruits and honeysuckle and completed by a flinty minerality. Juicy with mouthwatering notes of nectarine, lime and lemongrass. A round and creamy mouthfeel complimented by gentle minerality whilst the nervy acidity contributes to a youthful and vibrant finish.
Did you know?
The winery is a complying member of the IPW, a voluntary environmental sustainability scheme.
3rd: Constantia Uitsig Semillon (2013)
With an uncompromising commitment to the greenest building and farming practices, Uitsig hopes to create a beautiful and ecofriendly space which will remained for next generations to enjoy.
The winery tries to operate as naturally as possible, using cover cropping, mulching and integrated pest management programs.
The Constantia Uitsig Semillon tasting note:
An exquisitely complex nose of limes, orange marmalade and earthy notes, whilst the palate is full-bodied with a wonderful lanolin texture and a persistent finish
Did you notice? Flowers play a central theme at Constantia Uitsig : they welcome a diversity of beneficial insects and bright colors to the vineyards whilst enriching the soil of the farm.