Citrus with lanolin, hay and tropical fruits on the bouquet. Also very subtle toasty, brioche notes. The palate is plush on entry, rich and melded yet shows a fine acidity that provides a perfect balance to the wine. A restrained elegance and lingering aftertaste completes the wine.
A Southern Rhone styled red. Cherry, raspberry, perfumed fruit notes with subtle pepper and spice on the nose. The elegant palate reveals dark choc and supple, cedary notes, underpinned by vanilla oak flavours.
Cedary oak, classic cigar box and wood spice aromatics on the bouquet. The palate reveals dark fruits, plums, choc and cassis. Succulent, plush yet elegant mouth-feel with find dry, lingering tannins. Decanting of the wine is recommended if consumed prior to December 2021.
Voluptuous aromas of ripe dark and red fruit combine with spicy notes on the bouquet. The palate shows an abundance of berry flavours, smooth, silky tannins and a bold finish.
The core of the now phenomenal reputation of The Gravel Hill Shiraz is locked into the site’s unique geology. On the surface, there appears to be very little soil. Instead a 40 cm thick covering of brown ferrous stone is undermined by a fine clay layer, stretching down a few metres.
As the winter rains dissipate and the soil dries out, the subsoil clay cracks, and water filters through the gravel and collects in the clay fissures, serving as the vines’ water reservoir. As the summer heat wanes and the winter rain arrives, the clay swells, pruning the roots buried inside it, thereby limiting the vigour of the vines.
The bouquet displays beautiful elements of chalky,flint and minerally notes.The wine is juicy and opulent on palate entry and then a fine acidity arrives to provide a perfect foil to the inherent fruit “sweetness”. Despite being bone dry,the wine finishes with an appealing sweet/sour character,begging a second taste.
Rich and spicy on the nose, honeyed and candy floss filled with citrus and pressed flower aromas. The flinty and chalky aromas on the nose compliments the delicate sweet entry and creamy, yet crisp finish on the palate.
White pear, tropical fruits, vanilla and roasted almonds on the bouquet, marries flawlessly to a rich, melded palate.The subtle, integrated oak aromas contribute to a long, creamy finish, underpinned by a rapier-like fresh acidity.
Red fruit, dried plum and cranberries on the nose with hints of mint and dried herbs. Elegant palate with silky tannins and an elegant long finish.
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.
Delightfully perfumed with spicy vanilla oak and an abundance of red fruit and cherry aromas. Soft silky tannins on the palate with flavours of lead pencil, cigar box and sandalwood. A lingering finish persists.
Pale straw in colour with tints of green. Aromas of fresh gooseberry, ripe fig, asparagus and crushed nettles. The palate has an opulent feel on entry, offset by a steely linearity and flavoursome, clean structure. The wine ends with great purity, definition and a moreish acidity.
The most sold wine in the Hartenberg portfolio, now celebrating 26 vintages. Vibrant red in colour. An alluring blend of wild herbs and spices on the nose with hints of freshly picked dark fruits and berries on the palate, ending in a savoury finish. Ripe, soft tannins balance well with the lingering finish.
Dark red/black in colour. Perfumed notes of black cherry and pepper on the nose, with a hint of violets. Beautifully elegant on palate entry, juicy, succulent mid-palate; ending with lingering red and black fruits and fine dry tannins.
Crunchy and vibrant black and red fruit bouquet. Plummy and opulent, also violets on the palate.
All the grapes are from Hartenberg itself. The Grenache imparts strawberry-like bouquet and fresh, vibrant fruit on the palate. The Mourvédre provides a beguiling silky mouth feel whilst the Shiraz gives some structure.