Wine Red
Stellebosch

Hartenberg Merlot

VARIETAL
Red
ORIGIN
Stellebosch
VINTAGE
2014

Hartenberg Wine Estate is set on a pristine section of the Stellenbosch Winelands – summer at Hartenberg brings picnics on the lawns surrounded by beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ranges. During winter, visit Hartenberg for fireside lunches, sumptuous red wines, smoky charcuterie and olives and cellar tours.

Each vineyard was specially selected, and each bunch of grapes were hand-picked early in the morning. The grapes were cold soaked for two days, then the juice inoculated with a French-sourced yeast. The must was fermented and pumped over four times daily, followed by an extended maceration for fourteen days, and a fractional pressing.

On the nose
Opaque, brick red in colour. a melange of aromas permeate the nose, showing truffles, forest floor, violets, plums and cherry.

On the palate
Medium/full bodied, juicy fruit, wonderful texture, fine grained tannins and a silky finish.