Shiraz

ShirazShiraz 2016

History

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

SHIRAZ 2016

The variety that made Hartenberg famous. Hartenberg is one of the oldest and foremost producers of Shiraz in South Africa

spanning some 40+ years

 

TASTING NOTE

Peppery spices, cassis and fruit cake combines well with Karoo shrub  notes and perfumed violet notes on the nose. The palate shows rich, red fruit, soft melded tannins and a savoury, succulent finish.

 

FOOD MATCHING

Great pairing with Karoo lamb, a delicious homemade beef burger with grilled cheddar topping or mushroom risotto.

 

TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION

 Barrel Ageing   21 months in 30% new French oak,40% 2nd fill  and balance 3rd fill French Oak barrels (225 li)

Alcohol    14.25 % by volume

Residual Sugar   2.3 g/l

Total Acid   6 g/l

pH  3.44

 

AWARDS 

 

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

2011 Vintage       4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2010 Vintage       4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

                            Gold Medal IWSC (2014)

                            Top 12 Shiraz SA (2014)

2009 Vintage       4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

                            90 points Robert Parker

                            Decanter Gold (2013) 

2007 Vintage      92 points Robert Parker & 91 points Wine Spectator

                           90 points Wine Pioneers (USA)

                           4 stars Vic Harrington (Canada)

                           4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

                           4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

Pricing

R 200.00 per bottle
R 1,200.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.