Hartenberg Estate The Eleanor Chardonnay

R 375.00 - R 2,250.00
R 375.00 375.00

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The Eleanor Chardonnay by Hartenberg Estate honours the matriarch of the Finlayson family. Strong and resolute in character, yet always sophisticated and poised.

Creamy citrus, nutty, mineral and elderflower flavours with a refreshing acidity. An elegant wine with a persistent finish.
 

AWARDS

2016 Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018 93 poimts
2016 Tim Atkin 95 points
2015 94 points Tim Atkin, 93 points Prescient Chardonnay Awards 2017, 90 points Robert Parker
2014 93 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
2013 93 points Tim Atkin , 91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
2012 Gold Medal IWSC (2014), 5 stars Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report '14, Gold Decanter 2017, Gold Old Mutual Trophy Show - Museum Class
 

PRODUCTION

Barrel Ageing: 13 months 228L French oak barriques, 25% new,50% 2nd fill, 25% third fill
Maturation: 2 to 8 years from vintage
Alcohol: 13.67% by volume
Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l
Total Acid: 7.2 g/l
pH: 3.17
 

FOOD PAIRING

Oysters, Scallops and Chardonnay risotto with a basil cream sauce, Cape line-fish, Cheeses.

 

TASTING NOTE

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.

 
750ml.
Made and bottled in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  
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