Bartinney is set on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Established in 1912, Bartinney has been in the Jordaan family since 1953. Now Rose and Michael Jordaan tend to the 28 hectare farm, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land.
The sunshine yellow and slight green undertones of this wine already hint toward the masterful balance of this Chardonnay. This fruit-forward wine leans towards a fresh style with lime, apricot, and green pineapple notes on the nose. The oak component, presented as wood spice notes, is perfectly integrated and not over-powering and may therefor appeal to a wide range of wine drinkers. Almond notes provide an interesting twist. On the palate, the subtle sweetness and fresh acidity marries well to result in a very elegant wine. As on the nose, the oak component is well integrated and provides vanilla and coconut notes to offset the fresh and vibrant fruit and almond notes. The texture is velvety and carries through to a long finish.
Try pairing with creamy prawn and saffron tagliatelle, or poached salmon with caper butter sauce.