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Bartinney Hourglass Chardonnay

The 2021 Vintage

R495

About the Wine

This small-batch release, is a barrel selection from the oldest Chardonnay vineyard on the farm that was planted in 1990. This vineyard heroes the depth and maturity of the high-altitude vines, they are crafted from the estates best hand-selected blocks.

Tasting Notes

The limited release (1200 bottles only) Hourglass, is a wine that is rich and penetrating, with a fine, subtle creaminess, offset by fresh citrus minerality. A versatile, food friendly wine, with and long finish and excellent ageing potential.

Harvest & Winemaking Information

The 27-year-old Bartinney Chardonnay vineyard stretches from 350m to 550m above sea level. Premium Chardonnay grapes are cherry-picked from the best rows of robust vines, in the highest reaching parts of the vineyard. The exceptional weather during the vintage was enhanced by 11 months ageing in small (225 Litre) French oak barrels, 60% of which were new. The barrels were gently rolled twice a month for the first two months.

Soil Oakleaf and Tukulu
Aspect North to North East
Elevations 400 m-550 m above sea level
Total Hectare 2.96 ha
Rootstock Richter 99

 

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