Hasher Marimist Chardonnay 2022
By Christian Eedes, 4 January 2024
Upper Hemel-en-Aarde property Sumaridge was acquired by Belgian couple Céline Haspeslagh and Frederik Herten in 2021 and renamed Hasher Family Estate. New vineyards have been planted while Natasha Williams came across from Bosman Family Vineyards as winemaker in the middle of last year, Hannes Storm of Storm Wines acting as advisor.
The currently available Marimist Chardonnay 2022 is workmanlike. Maturation lasted nine months, 70% in 228-litre barrels of which 20% was new, and the other 30% in stainless steel tank, 70% malolactic fermentation completed.
Lemon, vanilla and baking spice on the nose while the palate has a creamy texture and moderate acidity, the finish nicely dry. Sound enough but work to be done if the Haspeslagh-Hertens want to grow their reputational standing. Price: R435 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 90/100.
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