*Come on a Wine & Food Tour with BKWine* — Glenwood Vineyards winemaker DP Burger talks about the Vigneron Selection Chardonnay. It has spent 12 months in new French oak barrels. They make three styles of chardonnay: unoaked, Vigneron selection that is in oak one year, and Grand Duc that has spent two years in barrel. The wine is very food orientated. They do malolactic fermentation but the citrusy character is still there. Most barrels are made in French oak. They were also experimenting with Hungarian oak (in 2016) which showed promising results.
Glenwood Vineyards is a winery in the Franschhoek district. The winemaker and boss is DP Burger. It is a relatively small vineyard focused on making high quality wines. They work mainly with sauvignon blanc, semillon, and chardonnay for the whites and merlot and syrah for the red wines. It is located in a separate valley away from the main Franschhoek valley, in the Robertsvlei Valley, a stunningly beautiful and quite secluded place. Its first wines were launched in 2000 although the first vines were planted much earlier.
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