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 terrior. Deeply coloured and perfectly balanced, the wine displays an exquisite structure with velvety tannins and a very good aging capacity.
Tim Atkins Awards:
Red Blends of the Year: Lady May 2013 95/100
Lady May 2013: Gold
Lady May 2013: 93/100
Lady May 2013: 92/100
Welcome to Glenelly.
I hope you will share my passion for these great wines of the Ida's Valley in Stellenbosch. Please join us on this wonderful journey...
Why in 2003, did May de Lencquesaing, then owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (well known classified growth in Bordeaux), purchase the Glenelly Estate?
Why after 30 years in the wine business in France, would she decide to plant vines in South Africa?
Why would an 'older' lady invest in this 'younger' democracy and start a
Because she believes in the soil, the micro climate and the potential for quality wines.
Because she believes in continuing the French heritage of wine making in South Africa going back more than three centuries.
Because she believes in this great country and its people, and wishes to play a part in its economic development.