2016 Hartenberg Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Riesling

Estate: Hartenberg Wine Estate

Region: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa


Tasting Note:September 29, 2018

Light to medium greenish yellow. Quite a bit of candle wax on the nose with some mute candied pears. Medium acidity (6/10) with a light plus body. A bit tangy on the attack of the palate with some stone and tree fruits, followed by some minerality and a hint of sweetness. Medium plus finish.

First wine in the VIP tasting lounge during the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and first still white wine. This is made up of 100% Riesling by Carl Schultz from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of seven months eight year old barriques. Only 128 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Drink Dates:

2018 till 2022.


87 Points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,800.00 ($44.75 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,800.00 ($32.98 a bottle).