Atlas Swift Wine of Origin Cederberg Chardonnay (2022)
This pale straw-tinted wine greets you with scents of vanilla pod, orange blossoms, jasmine, and neroli oil. The aromatic dance continues with additional notes of white stone fruits and lemon zest adding layers of complexity.
Bright, clean acidity with a delicate subtleness graces the palate. The full, velvety texture offers a luxury feel, concluding with almond, desiccated coconut, and citrus zest flavors. A lengthy finish transforms each sip into a memorable wine moment.
Tasting Notes (PDF)
The 2022 vintage will be remembered as a very late season with high disease pressure due to frequent rains from winter until harvesting, with a sweltering January that resulted in sunburn and leaf discoloration. It was indeed a challenging vintage.
The grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed and transferred to French oak barrels (20% new and the balance made up of 2nd and 3rd fill oak) where it underwent alcoholic fermentation without the addition of cultured yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation took place in all the barrels. Matured in oak for a total period of 12 months, with lees stirring once a week to enhance the texture. Aged in bottle for a further 6 months prior to its release.
Winemaker: Martin Smith
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Wine of Origin: Cederberg Mountains
Age of Vines: 6 years
Soil Type: Weathered sandstone and Ferricrete
Production Volume: 1098 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 6 to 8 years from vintage
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