Introducing Grande Dame, Hartenberg Eleanor Chardonnay

by Editor on 03 February 2017
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The Eleanor Chardonnay, which forms part of Hartenberg Wine Estate’s range of Super Premium wines, pays tribute to the matriarch of the Finalyson family who, with her husband Maurice, owned the farm (then known as Montagne) from 1948 to 1977. A strong and resolute woman, yet always sophisticated and poised, the Chardonnay is her perfect partner in wine.
Previous vintages of the Eleanor Chardonnay have received notable recognition in the industry, which include 4½ stars in the internationally recognised Platter Wine Guide as well as a gold medal at the 2012 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Cellarmaster Carl Schultz says the that the 2015 vintage displays an abundance of perfumed, nutty and vanillin note flavours, with complex yet rich tangy finish. The result is an elegant wine with a persistent finish. The perfect wine to enjoy with rich foods such as Oysters, Scallop and Chardonnay Risotto with a Basil Cream Sauce, Cape Line fish and cheeses.

A wine collector’s dream the Eleanor Chardonnay 2015 is available directly from the cellar o specialist wine stores at R325 per bottle.

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