Hartenberg Wine Estate

2016 Hartenberg Shiraz

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2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz
2016 Hartenberg Shiraz

"Home of the Worlds Best Shiraz"

As luck would have it, Shiraz grapes love poor,  gravelly soil - just the kind of soil Hartenberg has in abundance on parts of the farm. The kind you need to produce world-beating Shiraz.

Tasting Notes 

Nose

Peppery spices, cassis and fruit cake combines well with Karoo shrub  notes and perfumed violet notes on the nose. 

Palate 

The palate shows rich, red fruit, soft melded tannins and a savoury, succulent finish.

 

 

The Estate

On the slopes of Bottelary Hills bordering Stellenbosch, is a family estate where nature provides the perfect backdrop to grow, produce and share award-winning wines. Summer at Hartenberg brings picnics on the lawns followed by buoyant games of boule. Winter invites you to intimate fireside lunches and sumptuous reds, smoky charcuterie and olives, and sensorial cellar tours. Our Wetland Conservation Area, alongside the vineyards, makes for a beautiful setting for walks and shared family fun.

We are passionate about preserving our natural wealth as evidenced by our sustainable farming practices and conservation programs. We are proud members of Biodiversity and Wine (BWI) and Integrated Production of Wine (IPW), and the estate is home to plentiful wildlife and over 120 species of birds – inspiring us to combine the best of nature with fine wine. Our stated intention is for a pristine environment where nature thrives.

History

This was another excellent vintage for the growing of red wines in Stellenbosch, with hot, dry weather resulting in small and concentrated berries. Grapes were hand-picked and, after crushing, only 20% of the juice was drawn off for use in this wine. This juice was cold-soaked overnight, then two Rhone-sourced yeasts were inoculated. The oak component was made up of 100% French.

Once again, Nature has smiled upon us because the very same vineyards on Hartenberg with the perfect soils for Shiraz, also have the perfect weather for it.

All we have to do to make our award-winning Shiraz is harness what we already have, and stick it in a bottle. To be absolutely honest, it would be more difficult for us to produce a poor Shiraz on Hartenberg than a good one.

Accolades

  • 2016 VIntage.        Gold medal 2019 Syrah Du Monde

  • 2016 Vintage         4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

  • 2015 Vintage        Tim Atkin 92 points, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

  • 2014 Vintage         IWSC 2017 Silver Outstanding

  • 2014 Vintage        Tim Atkin 90 points

  • 2013 Vintage        Gold Outstanding at the IWSC awards

  • 2013 Vintage        4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

  • 2012 Vintage        Tim Atkin 91 points

  • 2011 Vintage        Tim Atkin 91 points

Specifications

Year 2016
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 42% Cabernet Sauvignon & 38% Shiraz
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential Up to 10 years from vintage
Features Vegetarian & Vegan approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches
Pizza with all its various toppings (but not too much chilli), all traditionally prepared meat dishes (i.e. stews and grills), grilled or roasted game fish (ideally without a lemon based sauce) or for pudding.  Pears in red wine will find a partner with this versatile wine.
Origin WO Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch