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Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2016

As always, this wine is a blend of two single sites at Hartenberg. A single barrel of the
flagship Gravel Hill, growing in iron ferricrete soils was blended with two barrels of near
neighbour, The Stork Shiraz that grows in deep, clay-rich, ochre-coloured Tukulu soil. The
former lends tannin and backbone to the blend, whilst the latter contributes intense berry
fruit and succulence. The preceding vintage, 2015, was the only CWG Auction wine to
receive a Platter’s 5 * in their 2019 Guide.

Auction Year: 2019

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2015

As always, a blend of the Estate’s two best single site Shiraz plantings. A barrel of the flagship Gravel Hill Shiraz, growing in ferricrete stone pebbles, was blended with two barrels of near neighbour, The Stork Shiraz, that grows in deep, clay-rich, ochre-coloured Tukulu soil. The former lends structure and tannin to the blend, the latter, colour and intense berry fruit. The wine spent 20 months in French oak barriques, 35% new and the balance second fill. Bottled on 11 October 2016.
Auction Year: 2018

Hartenberg CWG Auction Riesling 2016

A style inspired by the Rieslings of Alsace. The grapes were handpicked at dawn, destemmed and skins cold soaked for three hours. Fermented and matured in eight-year-old barriques, sur lie for seven months. Barrels rolled once a month. Bottled on 30 September 2016.

Auction Year: 2018

Hartenberg Estate CWG Auction Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Yielded by the best Cabernet parcel on Hartenberg Estate. Hand–picked and sorted for
optimal quality and phenolic ripeness. Barrel matured for 19 months, 75% new and 25%
second fi ll French oak barrels. Only three 225 litre barrels produced. The balance of this
Cabernet is used as the foundation stone of our fl agship red blend, The Mackenzie.

Auction Year: 2017

Hartenberg Estate CWG Auction Reserve 2014

Two of the very best Shiraz parcels on Hartenberg Estate were used to make this wine,
these being the fl agship Gravel Hill Shiraz and near neighbour, The Stork Shiraz. The former
grows in stone, the latter in deep, clay-rich, stone-free, loam soil. This vintage saw a 50/50
contribution to the fi nal blend from the two sites. The wine spent 18 months in French oak
barrels, 60% new, 40% second fi ll. Only two 225 litre barrels were produced.

Auction Year: 2017

Hartenberg CWG Auction Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The grapes for this wine were hand-picked and sorted for optimal quality and ripeness.
Barrel maturation of 21 months, using 70% new and 30% second fill French oak barrels,
created an elegant, ageable wine. The balance of this Cabernet was used as the foundation
for our flagship red blend, the Mackenzie.

Auction Year: 2016

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2012

Two of the best parcels of Shiraz on Hartenberg Estate were combined to create this wine.
Hand-picked and sorted, the grapes were selected to be the very best. 50% new and 50%
second fill French oak barrels were used to mature this wine for 21 months. This wine is a
blend of our two flagship Shiraz wines, the Gravel Hill and Stork.

Auction Year: 2016

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2013

The wine is a blend of our two single vineyard Shiraz sites, comprising 60% Gravel Hill and
40% Stork Shiraz. The wine spent 21 months in 50% new and 50% second fill French
barriques.

Auction Year: 2015

Hartenberg CWG Auction Merlot 2013

20 months in 100% new, French oak and some Romanian oak. The balance of this single
vineyard parcel was used to make up the Mackenzie 2013, our Bordeaux-styled red blend.

Auction Year: 2015

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2011

80% new wood, all French. 18 months in barrel. The wine is a blend of one barrel of Gravel Hill and two barrels of Stork Shiraz. Tasting notes: Deep black-red in colour. Savoury, perfumed, floral notes with some pepper on the bouquet. Sumptuous entry on the palate, rich opulent fruit and a lingering tail, showing fine-grained, sweet, dry tannins.

Auction Year: 2014

Hartenberg CWG Auction Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

80% new and 20% second fill French oak. The balance of this wine was used as the base for our Mackenzie red blend. 20 months in barrel. Tasting Notes: Inky black in colour, perfumed violets, cherry and spice on the bouquet. The palate is dense and full bodied, showing vanillin oak and spicy flavours.

Auction Year: 2014

Hartenberg Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This wine was matured in 80% new and 20% second-fill French oak and spent 20 months in barrel. The balance of this wine was used as the basis for our Mackenzie red blend. Tasting Notes: Inky black in colour, perfumed violets, cherry and spice on the bouquet. The palate is dense and full bodied, showing vanillin oak and spicy flavours.

Auction Year: 2013

Hartenberg Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010

The wine is a blend of one barrel of Gravel Hill and two barrels of Stork Shiraz. 80% new wood, all French, 21 months in barrel. Tasting Notes: Deep, black-red in colour. Black and red fruits show on the palate. Perfumed notes with treacle aromas are also present. The palate is velvety, has juicy fruit and is elegant.

Auction Year: 2013

Hartenberg Estate Auction Shiraz 2009

This wine combines two unique and contrasting places of origin. The best single barrel of our deep clay-rich Stork Shiraz vineyard was blended with two barrels of the stony Gravel Hill Shiraz vineyard. The former lends richness and power, whilst the latter provides elegance, finesse and longevity. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel and the wine spent 22 months in 100% new French oak. Tasting Notes: Red-black rim with dark core. White pepper and truffle notes show on the bouquet entry. With some aeration, the wine opens up, showing violets, black fruit and hints of Garrique. The palate shows beautiful elegance and poise, silky polished tannins and a dry savoury finish. 50 cases of this wine were sold at the 2011 Auction.

Auction Year: 2012

Hartenberg Loam Hill Merlot 2009

Hand-picked off a deep red, clay-loam soil. This single vineyard Merlot parcel represents the best of what we are able to do. The balance of the vineyard finds its way to our Bordeaux blend, The Mackenzie. The wine spent 20 months in 100% new, French oak barrels. Tasting Notes: Black red in colour with a dark core. Intense aromas of mocha, plums, spices and other red and black fruits. The palate shows rich and opulent fruit with supple sweet flavours. Tannins are fine and dry, allowing further ageing.

Auction Year: 2012

Hartenberg Loam Hill Merlot 2009

86% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec This wine represents the best of the vintage from the Estate, modelled on the wines of right-bank Bordeaux. Hand - picked off a deep, red clay-loam soil. This single vineyard Merlot parcel represents the best of what we do. The balance of the vineyard finds its way to our Bordeaux Blend, The Mackenzie. The wine spent 20 months in 100% new, French oak barrels. Tasting note: Black-red in colour with a dark core. Intense aromas of mocha, plums, spices and other red and black fruits. The palate shows rich and opulent fruit, with supple, sweet flavours. Tannins are fine and dry, allowing further ageing. Drink 3-7 years from vintage.

Auction Year: 2011

Hartenberg Estate Auction Shiraz 2009

100% Shiraz This wine combines two unique and contrasting places of origin. The best single barrel of our deep, clay-rich Stork Shiraz vineyard was blended with two barrels of the stony Gravel Hill Shiraz vineyard. The former lends richness and power, whilst the latter provides elegance, finesse and longevity. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in barrel and the wine spent 22 months in all-new, French oak barriques. Tasting note: Red - black rim with dark core. White pepper and truffle notes show on bouquet entry. With air, the nose opens to show violets, black fruit and hints of Garrique. The palate shows beautiful elegance and poise, silky, polished tannins and a dry, savoury finish. Drink 5 - 10 years from vintage.

Auction Year: 2011

Hartenberg Estate Auction Weisser Riesling 2007

This wine was selected from a small parcel of one of our two Riesling vineyards and is of a specific clone, WR239. At picking, about 30% of the grapes were 'ennobled' by botrytis. An Alsatian selected yeast was used to carry out the alcoholic fermentation in 3rd fill French barriques. The wine spent 11 months in barrel. Tasting note: Lime green/yellow in colour. On the bouquet, beautifully perfumed with a melange of aromas; apricot, litchis and honeyed notes infused with lemon/tangerine. The palate entry is decadently creamy with evident glycerol adding weight and texture. The wine has a beautiful acid/sugar balance, with the acidity crisp and clean. All ends in a silky lingering finish. Packaging: Bottle Size: 750ml Case Size: 6 x 750ml Qty Cases Produced: 130 Qty Cases on Offer:: 110

Auction Year: 2008

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2004

This is the eighth vintage of Gravel Hill and also the longest running wine on Auction. The wine originates from a unique site on the lower slopes of the estate. The terroir consistently produces a wine of unique character, quality and expression. 2004 Gravel Hill had the smallest Shiraz berries ever seen on the estate. A full MLF was undertaken in barrel. The wine spent 17 months in 100% new, small, French oak barrels.Bottling occurred on 29 November 2005. Tasting Notes Dark-centered ruby-black rim. Bouquet is loaded with aromas of violets, white pepper, black and red berry fruits. The palate is all iron fist in velvet glove, sweet ripe fruit, and creamy, rich dry tannins make for a 10-15 haul.

Auction Year: 2007

Hartenberg Loam Hill Merlot 2005

A Merlot selected from our very best of the varietal and select parcels of the supporting acts. The grapes were hand sorted, fermented and macerated on the skins for 15 days, with Italian yeast and given 100% MLF in small French oak. After 20 months in the new wood and three rackings a year, the wine was lightly filtered and bottled on 29 November 2006. Tasting Notes Dark black-red in colour. The bouquet has a complex mix of ripe plums, violets, cherries and aromas of coffee, vanilla and choc from the wood. On the palate the wine is silky, has bags of black fruit, sweet, ripe fine dry tannins and a lingering edgy finish.

Auction Year: 2007

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2003

This vintage of Gravel Hill is the sixth to be offered at the CWG Auction. The wine originates from a unique site on the lower slopes of the Estate and we have found this terroir consistently produces a wine of unique character, quality and expression. 100% new French oak was used for maturation and the wine spent 16 months in wood. Tasting Note: Deep black-red colour. Outspoken black fruit with violets, perfume, cloves, smokiness and black pepper on the bouquet. The palate shows ripe fruit, spicy oak, elegance, fine dry tannins and a long savoury finish. Drink 2007 to 2013.

Auction Year: 2006

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2002

The Gravel Hill is from a vineyard site which reflects the unique position it occupies on Hartenberg Estate. It is made up of pure gravel stone on a lower slope of the property. This terroir consistently produces a wine unique in character, quality and expression. The wine spent 16 months in 100% small, 225 litre French oak, of which 60% was new, the balance being 2nd fill. 50 cases of this wine were sold at the 2004 Auction. Tasting Note: Black, deep centered colour. Perfumed violet and vanilla oak mixed with pepper and spices on the bouquet. Mouthfeel shows clean primary fruit with succulent, elegant mid palate and a refined finish.

Auction Year: 2005

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2002

100% Shiraz The gravel hill is from a single vineyard site which reflects the unique position it occupies on Hartenberg estate. It is made up of pure red gravel stone on a lower slope of the property. This terroir consistently produces a wine unique in character, quality and expression. The wine spent 16 months in 100% small, 225 litre French oak, of which 60% was new, the balance being 2nd fill. Tasting note: Black, deep centred colour. Perfumed violet and vanilla oak mixed with pepper and spices on the bouquet. Mouthfeel shows clean primary fruit with succulent, elegant mid palate and a refined finish.

Auction Year: 2004

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2000

100% Shiraz - The Gravel Hill is a single vineyard wine which reflects the unique site it occupies on Hartenberg Estate. Situated on the lower, pure red gravel stone slopes of the Estate, this terroir produces our most expressive and intense Shiraz every year. The wine spent 23 months in 100% new French oak. 120 cases of this wine were sold at the 2002 Auction. Tasting note: Black, red deep colour. Rich berry fruit and savoury notes on the bouquet, with a mix of black pepper and spice. Mouthfeel is layered, concentrated and brooding. Truffles and earthy flavours show on palate with soft lingering tannins. Drink now to 2008. This wine was rated 4* stars in Wine Magazine's March 2003 issue and judged their top 2000 vintage Shiraz for the year.

Auction Year: 2003

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2000

Black-red core with red rim. Aroma of black pepper, exotic spice and 'Karoo' shrub. The mouthfeel is concentrated, spicy and brooding. Hints of cherry, coffee and blackberry fruit surprise the palate. Tannins are soft, but persistent and lingering on the after taste. The wine should peak between 2008 and 2012.

Auction Year: 2002