Hartenberg Chardonnay 2009

Fermented "sur lie" gives this wine lovely creamy tones balanced out with refreshing citrus notes. A cool vintages showcasing this variety's elegance.

Independent Tasting Note
"...well-defined and surely a crowd pleaser" Robert Parker

Salmon ceviche, lemon risotto, sashimi, fish cakes, smoked chicken

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Carl Schultz
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Already known for our world-beating Shiraz, it seems our Chardonnay is Hartenberg's next showstopper with it's consistency in ratings and awards.

2009 Vintage 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide | SAA First & Business Class Selection
2008 Vintage 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide | 89 points Robert Parker
2007 Vintage 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide | SAA First & Business Class Selection
2006 Vintage 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide | SAA First & Business Class Selection
Prev. vintages Gold medal & best value (Winpac Hong Kong) | Gold medal Veritas (SA)

ageing : Up to 6 years from vintage

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked in the early morning of each of the 7 days of picking so as to capture the subtle primary flavours that the variety offers.

in the cellar : Every batch from each of the morning picks as well as those of the individual parcels were kept separate in the cellar so as to aid quality selection when it cape to assembling the final blend.

11 months 1/3 new French Oak. Balance in 2nd & 3rd fill barrels. fermented & matured

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