Tuesday, May 22, 2012

High praise for Hartenberg Chardonnay in USA’s Wine Enthusiast

Hartenberg Estate’s Chardonnay 2009 has hit the high notes in the USA ,scoring 90 points, with rave reviews from Wine Enthusiast, one of the world’s most influential magazines devoted exclusively to wine and spirits.

“Rich and round but not overdone, with a nice brightness to the apple, clementine and white peach aromas and flavour,” is how the publication describes this balanced Chardonnay with its well-integrated flavour components that work together in harmony to close on a brisk citrus-rind finish.

With such a prestigious endorsement, this wine, crafted by winemaker Carl Schultz who has just completed his 19th vintage at Hartenberg Estate, is a guaranteed show stopper at any dinner party. Pair it with delicate, yet flavoursome dishes such as creamy lemon risotto, refreshing sashimi or rich, crispy fish cakes to bring out its luscious flavours.

The prized Hartenberg Chardonnay 2009 is available at find dining restaurants and boutique wine shops country-wide and sells at the cellar door for R78 per bottle.

Hartenberg Estate is situated on the Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch. Open 6 days a week from May till November and 7 days a week from December to April for tastings, picnic lunches and wetland walks, but cellar tours are by appointment only. Contact Tel: (+27)21-8652541, Email: or visit