limited stock Ataraxia

Chardonnay

standard courier: 3 working days

R 249

QUANTITY AVAILABLE: 36 X available 2017-05-30

2015


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Tim Atkin 96 Points - Decanter 93 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.71
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 8 to 10 yrs
Origin: Hemel-En Aarde Valley Appellation: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Tasting Notes:

A chiselled, focussed wine that effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense. The palate is penetrating and profound yet graceful and poised. A forceful mineral acidity is beautifully balanced by a subtle yet compelling intensity of fruit. Classic length, creaminess and intriguing complexity define this stylish, world-class Chardonnay.

Grapefruit
Grapefruit

Peach
Peach

Pear
Pear

Hazelnut
Hazelnut

This hand crafted wine is the product of some truly unique, extreme and radical vineyard sites situated exclusively in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge wine ward, close to the fishing village of Hermanus. Soils from these sites are derived from the Bokkeveld shale group, which are characteristically low-vigour, clay-rich and stony. Because of the cool maritime climate that exists here, the grapes have a long hang time which affords them the opportunity to fully complete their ripening journey.

Picked early in the mornings during the third and fourth weeks of March 2015, the grapes were hastily transported to the cellar where uncomplicated yet sensitive winemaking ensured that the wine reflects this exciting terroir in an accurate, authentic and effortless way.

As has become the norm in crafting Ataraxia Chardonnay, a minimalist, non-interventionist winemaking approach, geared to reflect sense of place and expression of terroir, was adopted. This wine is 100% barrel fermented and carefully matured in specially selected small French oak barriques sourced exclusively from Burgundian coopers. Fortnightly batonnage was employed throughout the 9 month maturation period.

9 months in French Oak

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