limited stock Ataraxia

Pinot Noir

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R 325

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Pinot Noir

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - Winemag.co.za

Specifications:

13.39% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.7
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 to 10 yrs
Origin: Hemel En Aarde Valley Appellation: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Tasting Notes:

The wine has an intriguing luminous hue that reflects rather than absorbs light. The svelte nose offers up a fine blend of red cherries, pomegranate, delicate forest floor and a hint of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine is sensual and embracing, with a captivating mid- palate depth, lovely transparency and excellent focus on the suavely-tannic finish.

Pommegranate
Pommegranate

Red Cherry
Red Cherry

Sweet Spices
Sweet Spices

Earthiness
Earthiness

Ataraxia was founded in 2004. Husband and wife team, Kevin and Hanli, in partnership with a few friends, purchased 50 hectares of prime vineyard land. The landscape in which Ataraxia is situated, called "The Skyfields" is unique, lying as it does on the most elevated section of the Hemel-en-Aarde area. Nestled on this commanding rise beneath the soaring BabylonsToren mountain range, our vineyards are planted on some of the most spectacular terroirs South Africa has to offer. It is a place where wines of incredible finesse, balance and depth are crafted, that proudly hold their own in the international arena.

Grapes were hand-picked into small crates and then sorted, destemmed and gently crushed at the cellar. A 10 day pre-fermentation cold soak period in open fermenters was followed by a temperature-controlled ferment, peaking at 28°C for a total cuvaison of 22 days. The cap was gently punched down twice a day during alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then pressed and racked to carefully-selected French oak barrels, 22% of which were new and where 100% malolactic fermentation occurred.

Aged 11 months in 225L French oak barrels.

Food pairing

Crispy duck pancakes, grilled quail, pulled or char siu pork.

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