Atlas Swift Cape South Coast Chardonnay (2022)

R399.00

This wine shines in brilliant golden-green hues, exhaling citrusy scents of lemon, lime, and orange peel interlaced with subtle hints of brioche. The aromatic profile intrigues, inviting you to discover more.

The taste experience explodes with citrus fruit at the mid-palate. A balanced acidity couples eloquently with a chalky, mineral, and slightly salty aftertaste, paying homage to the limestone-rich soils of the vineyard.

Tasting Notes (PDF)
Vintage Conditions

Availability of water, in conjunction with ideal winter conditions, laid the foundation for an exceptional season, despite challenges due to fungal pressure and cool, wet weather during summer months. The wine grape crop is somewhat larger than in 2021.

Vinification Process

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.

Additional Details

Winemaker: Martin Smith
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Wine of Origin: Onder-Duiwenhoksriver – Cape South Coast
Age of Vines: 10 years
Irrigation: Supplemental/drip
Soil Type: Limestone and chalk
Production Volume: 1092 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 6 to 8 years from vintage

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375ml, 750ml