Tasting Notes: Citrus, Pear, Vanilla, Mineral
In 2003, at the age of 78, Mme May Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Grand Cru Classe Pichon Lalande in Bordeaux, purchased Glenelly Estate. May-Eliane de Lencquesaing has invested not only in vines and concrete. Her heart for people is demonstrated by the community she has created as part of the estate, sponsoring the farm workers’ children through school, for example, and setting up a care centre for farm children and proper housing owned by those who live in it.
The estate uses a meticulous and thoughtful soaking process to give their trademark Chardonnay a classic old world character with a modern twist. The unoaked Chardonnay is clean, round, and approachable with great depth, complexity and comforting texture. On the palate it displays intense flavors such as lemon peel, citrus, vanilla, pear, apple and minerals and just a hint of salinity gives it balance. It is perfect with a roasted pork belly.