Thursday, 15 March 2012

Hartenberg Lunch with James Browne at the Gilbert Scott, by Johnny Paterson

This week we were really pleased to welcome the owner of Hartenberg Estate, James Browne, to the UK. We met in the beautiful bar at the Gilbert Scott for a small lunch with a few clients. Everyone was hugely impressed with the wonderful refit of the building and the huge grandeur of all the rooms especially the dining room.

After a quick glass of English bubbly we headed into the restaurant proper and started with the Hartenberg Riesling. This was an instant hit with the group as it is not often you find delicious Riesling from South Africa. Hartenberg have over 20 years experience of making Riesling and this really shows in the quality of the wine.

We then moved through the range of Hartenberg wines and it was a real pleasure to be able to taste the Tenacity range of wines, their new premium set of wines. This was the first time that these wines have ever been tasted in the UK and thus it was a real treat for all of us.

Eleanor Chardonnay
Tenacity Merlot
Tenacity Cabernet
The Stork Shiraz
Gravel Hill Shiraz

Written by Johnny Paterson, London Trade Sales

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