Atlas Swift Shelter Chardonnay (2022)


Experience the burst of ripe citrus, burnt orange and lemon curd with the first encounter. This wine ticks all the boxes for a lively aroma profile, drawing you in with its ready richness. On the palate, taste the sultry flavors of refreshing grapefruit and crunchy hazelnuts that blend delightfully.

A well-balanced, bright acidity complements the creamy vanilla notes, adding an extra layer of complexity to this pleasant wine. As you reach its conclusion, let your taste buds rejoice at the flavors of just-out-of-the-oven brioche and suggestive yeasty notes.

Tasting Notes (PDF)
Vintage Conditions

The 2020 vintage was characterized by sufficient cold and wet units during the previous winter, with favorable weather throughout the harvest season.

Vinification Process

The grapes were harvested by hand, whole bunch pressed and transferred to French oak barrels (20% new and the balance made up of 2nd and 3rd fill oak) where it underwent spontaneous fermentation. The wine was fermented and matured in oak for a total period of 12 months, with lees stirring twice a week to enhance the texture. Only 20% underwent malolactic fermentation to retain the freshness. After bottling, the wine was aged for a further 12 months prior to its release.

Additional Details

Winemaker: Martin Smith
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Wine of Origin: Cape South Coast, Cederberg, Robertson and Wellington
Age of Vines: 4 – 15 years
Irrigation: Supplemental/drip and dry-land
Soil Type: Limestone / schist / sandstone / shale
Production Volume: 7745 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years from vintage

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375ml, 750ml