Hartenberg Wine Estate Gravel Hill Shiraz 2009


£58.22

One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £349.36

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A dark centered, black-red and ruby rim. Elegant, black fruit with violets, cloves, smokiness and black pepper on the bouquet. The palate shows sweet ripe fruit, spicy oak, elegance and rich, dry tannins made for the long haul. The palate ends with a lingering, savoury finish.

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An iron fist in velvet glove, Hartenberg's flagship red, previously only available at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. A dark centered, black-red and ruby rim. Elegant, black fruit with violets, cloves, smokiness and black pepper on the bouquet. The palate shows sweet ripe fruit, spicy oak, elegance and rich, dry tannins made for the long haul. The palate ends with a lingering, savoury finish.

The core of the now phenomenal reputation of The Gravel Hill Shiraz is locked into the site's unique geology. On the surface, there appears to be very little soil. Instead a 40 cm thick covering of brown ferrous stone is undermined by a fine clay layer, stretching down a few metres.

As the winter rains dissipate and the soil dries out, the subsoil clay cracks, and water filters through the gravel and collects in the clay fissures, serving as the vines water reservoir. As the summer heat  wanes and the winter rain arrives, the clay swells, pruning the roots buried inside it,  thereby limiting the vigour of the vines.

  • Barrel Ageing: 18 months in 100% new French Allier Oak (225l)
  • Maturation: Up to 20 years from vintage
  • Alcohol: 14.90% by volume
  • Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
  • Total Acid: 5.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.5

Case size 6 x 75cl

Hartenberg Wine Estate Gravel Hill Shiraz 2009

5001709A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2009
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Stellenbosch

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Hartenberg Wine Estate Gravel Hill Shiraz 2009

A dark centered, black-red and ruby rim. Elegant, black fruit with violets, cloves, smokiness and black pepper on the bouquet. The palate shows sweet ripe fruit, spicy oak, elegance and rich, dry tannins made for the long haul. The palate ends with a lingering, savoury finish.

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