Hartenberg Chardonnay 2014

Lemon, lime, chalky notes with a succulent flavourful palate.

Independent Tasting Note: "Seamlessly merges tangerfine vibrancy with vanilla cream from barrelt ferment. Textured and rich yet lean and focused throughout. A peaches and cream delight with a dry finish" - John Platter 2014

Cream based foods, smoked chicken or duck, seared tuna with olive oil, lime juice and black pepper.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Carl Schultz
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.34 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2014 Veritas Silver 2015
2013 Tim Atkins 92pts, Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2015 92pts, Veritas Gold (2014), 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide,
2011 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
2010 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, Top 10 Christiaan Eedes, 90 points Robert Parker
2009 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, 90 Points Robert Parker, SAA First and Business Class Selection
2008 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
2007 SAA First & Business Class Selection, 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
2006 SAA First & Business Class Selection, 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

ageing : Up to five years from vintage.


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

“Seamlessly merges tangerine vibrancy with vanilla cream from barrel ferment. Textured & rich yet lean & focused throughout. A peaches & cream delight with a dry finish.” John Platter 2014

in the vineyard : Made from five different clones

about the harvest: Grapes are picked in the early morning by hand, over nine days.

in the cellar : 
They are then crushed and immediately pressed, without any skin contact. After being transferred to House Toast French oak barrels for fermentation, the wine is stirred twice monthly for the first six months, then monthly thereafter.

Our Chardonnay is always bottled in summer, after filtering.
Barrel Ageing: 11 months in 36% New French Oak (225l). 28% in 2nd and balance in third fill barrels. Fermented & matured.

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