Cape Winemakers Guild

Hartenberg CWG Auction Merlot 2018

100% Merlot

The very best single parcel of Merlot growing anywhere on Hartenberg Estate. Clone MO348 is found growing at altitude on a steep-faced slope of clay-rich, fine-grained, loamy soil The vineyard contributes annually to our flagship Bordeaux blend, The Mackenzie. 10% whole berry fermented and malolactic fermentation in new French oak. The vineyards previously garnered the IWSC trophy for world’s best Merlot (2005) and was the 2004 Diners Club winemaker of the year winning wine.

Tasting Notes: Perfumed, cherry, ripe plums with French oak aromatics. The palate is well-balanced, medium-bodied and displays glorious elegance. Supple, silky tannins linger on the palate, a Bordeaux Right Bank feel.

Ready for drinking between 2023 and 2035.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 6 500.00
  • Lowest: R 4 500.00
  • Average: R 5 220.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 97
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 14.37 vol%
  • RS: 2.20 g/l
  • TA: 5.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.53

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