Riesling- Dry Style | 2021

Delicate aromas of lime, struck match, melon, and fig leaf entice the senses, while a subtle mineral undertone adds complexity. On the palate, vibrant citrus and candy floss flavours take center stage, accompanied by a pronounced mineral quality and hints of stone fruit. A touch of nuttiness adds depth and intrigue. Crisp acidity allows for a lingering finish.

R190,00R1140,00

Fact Sheets

Current Vintage

Riesling 2021

Previous Vintages

Riesling 2020

Riesling 2019

Riesling 2018

 

About Hartenberg Riesling

One of only three noble white grape varieties globally. It has the smallest bunches and berries of all white varietals, thereby imparting immense flavour and concentration to the resultant wines. Added to this, is the distinction that few other white varietals are able to mature to their betterment, for decades, like the best global examples of Riesling are able to.

Since the first release in 1984, our Rieslings have achieved something of a local cult status. Driven by a market in search of a “dry” or “trocken” style wine, our Riesling seeks to highlight the purity and complexity of fruit that makes the wine so individual. Hand-picked at daybreak to ensure only the most heavenly flavours, about 15% of grapes showed the presence of Botrytis. After crushing and de-stemming, the fruit underwent six hours of skin contact at 12 degrees Celcius. After pressing, the juices were fermented using a yeast personally selected by our winemaker in Austria, then stabilised, filtered and bottled.

Awards

2021: 92 points Tim Atkin

2020: 93 points Tim Atkin, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2019: 93 points Tim Atkin, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2018: 93 points Tim Atkin

2017: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 90 points Tim Atkin

2016: 92 points Tim Atkin

2015: 2 points Tim Atkin

2014: 93 points Tim Atkin, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2013: 91 points Tim Atkin, 87 points Robert Parker, Gold Medal Veritas SA 2015, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2012: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2011: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2010: Gold medal Riesling du Monde Strasbourg 2012, Gold Medal Veritas 2012 (SA), 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 91 points Robert Parker

2008: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2009: Gold medal Veritas, SA / Gold medal 5 Nations Challenge, Australia

2010: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide / Gold medal Les Grands Concours du Monde (2012), Strasbourg

2011: 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide