Preservation of fruit to retain the pure and delicate character of Pinot Noir was a focus for me with the 2019 harvest. Complex yet delicate fruit provides a full spectrum of cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry flavours with bright acidity and silky tannins. Light floral notes are complemented by a touch of oak, perfecting the wine with a pleasant earthy almond character. The palate has fine-grained tannins, making this wine a perfect partner for duck, sea bass and pork belly.
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Glen Carlou is situated in the Simonsberg-Paarl region of South Africa’s Western Cape. Of the current 31 blocks planted and which encompass a variety of slopes and aspects, each is nurtured according to its own unique potential, respecting the natural cycles of the vines. A vineyard replanting programme is underway adding 5 hectares per year. Hardier, tougher drought resistant rootstocks and new varietal clonal selections are being planted. Our 145 hectare property transferred back to local ownership when in 2016, Glen Carlou was purchased by a South African family consortium. The rich tapestries of passionate people interwoven with insightful custodians have shaped and continue to develop Glen Carlou. A splendid storyline supports our desirable international reputation of being a trusted, highly awarded and respected wine brand.