The Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 has been awarded the coveted 5 stars in the Platter’s Wine Guide 2018. This follows the 5 star success of the Bartinney Chardonnay 2015 in last year’s guide, and is accompanied by the consistently high scores for the entire Bartinney range in this year’s results. Highlighting the ongoing commitment of the estate to produce first-class, hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The accolade emphasises many years of team work, both to restore the rich Cape floral kingdom and to understand each and every vine on the estate. Balance and harmony is key; both within each and every bottle and in terms of the farms relationship with its unique and diverse surroundings. Each and every vine on the steep, elevated slopes of Bartinney is individually pruned and tended by hand, using differing methods to support optimal growth.
Drawing on this knowledge, during harvest Ronell Wiid the Bartinney Winemaker, selectively picks the grapes in stages to ensure optimal ripeness. Only the best grapes make the cut, as the bunches are meticulously sorted in the winery before pressing. The variations between each vine, block and vineyard are then expertly aged and blended.
The awards signal the end of an exciting year for Bartinney. Last week, the Chardonnay 2016 won the Bloggers’ Overall IPW at the Green Wine Awards, and in May the Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 was awarded 91 points and Top 10 status at the Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
Finally, in August the estate launched two flagship wines, Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Hourglass Chardonnay 2015. These small-batch wines hero the depth and maturity of the high-altitude vines, and are handcrafted from the estates best hand-selected blocks of grapes.
The full Bartinney results, Platter’s Wine Guide 2018:
Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 5 Stars (95 points)
Bartinney Hourglass Chardonnay 2016 – 4.5 Stars (92 points)
Bartinney Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 4.5 Stars (90 points)