Shiraz | 2020

On the nose, captivating aromas of blackberry and violets takes center stage, wrapped in a robust, meaty intensity. Subtle hints of vanilla and green pepper too. As the journey continues to the palate, layers of flavours are revealed. Beginning with the bright notes of raspberry and cranberry, leading into an earthy undertone. The structure boasts well-integrated, fine tannins, lingering gracefully on the palate.

R295,00R3540,00

Fact Sheets

Current Vintage

Shiraz 2020

Previous Vintages

Shiraz 2019

Shiraz 2018

Shiraz 2017

Shiraz 2016

About Hartenberg Shiraz

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 renowned 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 Rhône-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.

Hartenberg is the second oldest and are of the foremost producers of Shiraz in South Africa spanning some 40+ years.

Awards

2020 Vintage: Tim Atkin 93 points

2019 Vintage: Tim Atkin 93 points, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 92+ Anthony Mueller (Robert Parker), South African Wine Index Platinum status

2018 Vintage: Tim Atkin 93 points, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, IWSC Silver medal

2017 Vintage: Tim Atkin 93 points, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, Decanter Silver Medal, Syrah Du Monde Silver Medal, Double Gold & Diamond Trophy Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards

2016 Vintage: 93 points Tim Atkin, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, Syrah Du Monde Gold Medal, Michelangelo Awards Gold Medal

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

2014 Vintage: IWSC 2017 Silver Outstanding, 90 points Tim Atkin

2013 Vintage: Gold Outstanding at the IWSC awards, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2012 Vintage: 91 points Tim Atkin

2011 Vintage: 91 points Tim Atkin, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2010 Vintage: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, Gold Medal IWSC, Top 12 Shiraz SA (2014)

2009 Vintage: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 90 points Robert Parker, Decanter Gold medal