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Ataraxia - Chardonnay

€40.00

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93 points - The Wine Advocate

Made using uncomplicated (not simple) winemaking techniques, this is an athletic, chiseled and precise wine. It embraces the very adult tastes of salinity, brininess and minerality, all of which are the hallmarks of the great and classic white wines of the world.

"The 2015 Chardonnay comes from six parcels on Kevin Grant's estate, fermented in wood with ten months barrel maturation (21% new) with just a small malolactic. The bouquet is complex, the wood neatly embroidered, with subtle aromas of walnut, almond and smoke, slightly Meursault-like in style perhaps. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, subtle tropical tones of fresh grapefruit, mango and spice. The acidity is very well judged and it feels harmonious and sensual on the long, tender finish. This is excellent and up there with the outstanding 2014 that I tasted on my last visit." -  Neal Martin

Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer

2005 was the maiden vintage for Ataraxia, which produces four wines from this unique terroir - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a red blend called Serenity. All fully express the terroir from which they are born and have gone on to receive international acclaim.

“It has been a long time coming and if fear were the basis on which decisions were made, then Ataraxia would never have been born.” Kevin Grant, Wine Maker & Owner

After successive vintages where Kevin worked tirelessly to help establish the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley at the forefront of quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production in South Africa, he decided that it was time for him to set out on his own. After months of searching, soil testing and detailed analysis of potential sites, Kevin found the perfect 47-hectare plot, which he bought together with his wife Hanil and a group of friends.

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Ataraxia

Ataraxia

Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer

2005 was the maiden vintage for Ataraxia, which produces four wines from this unique terroir - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a red blend called Serenity. All fully express the terroir from which they are born and have gone on to receive international acclaim.

“It has been a long time coming and if fear were the basis on which decisions were made, then Ataraxia would never have. . .
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