Atlas Swift Franschhoek Chardonnay (2022)
Experience a floral journey with this wine, complemented by hints of magnolia and frangipani, enhancing the ripe peach, apricot, and roasted cashew nut aromas. It’s a beautifully layered sensory experience that leaves a memorable first impression.
Revel in flavors of succulent yellow peach and apricot, underscored by a distinct flinty edge and rich texture. A well balanced oak component aids in depth, leading to a somewhat oily finish, and enjoy the lingering notes of ripe stone fruits that make a lasting remark.
Tasting Notes (PDF)
Ideal winter conditions that supplemented water reserves and contributed to even growth provided an excellent foundation for the 2022 crop. Judging by the quality of the wines it is evident that 2022 was another classic Franschhoek 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
Age of Vines: 10 years
Irrigation: Supplemental / drip
Soil Type: Deep sandy soils
Production Volume: 2277 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years from vintage
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