Atlas Swift Robertson Chardonnay (2022)
Experience a classic Chardonnay, boasting luscious aromas of lemon verbena, cling peaches, yellow citrus peel, orange blossoms, and freshly baked bread. It’s a captivating sensory encounter that truly showcases the rich character of this elegant wine.
As you immerse in tasting, the wine reveals a myriad of stone fruit flavors. The rich and creamy texture is balanced with a bright acidity. Grapefruit adds to the palate and yeasty undertones intrigue further. A lingering blend of lemon, lime, and white peach concludes the tasting experience.
Tasting Notes (PDF)
Winter conditions were excellent, characterized by above-average cold units. Although smaller than the record crop of 2021, this vintage still boasts an above-average yield and quality. The season was extremely drawn out with several challenges, but sufficient irrigation water remedied the situation.
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: Robertson
Age of Vines: 17 years
Soil Type: Limestone
Production Volume: 1200 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 8 to 10 years from vintage
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