Glenelly Lady May 2015 1.5L
Glenelly, Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
Winemaking and Maturation
The Glenelly Lady May 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 ageing, the wine is with natural egg whites and bottled later.
Glenelly 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.
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