Atlas Swift Wellington Chardonnay (2022)
Presenting a pale lemon hue, this tantalizing wine enchants with intense fragrances reminiscent of green pineapples, mangos, and fresh limes. A hint of Flor yeast and Fynbos adds another layer of complexity to its vibrant aromatic profile.
This medium-bodied wine is both rich in structure and beautifully balanced across fruit, acidity, and oak. You will sense the lasting fruity richness, rounded off with a whisper of green almonds for an exquisite close.
Tasting Notes (PDF)
The 2022 vintage will be remembered for a cool growing season, followed by a sudden temperature spike from January, which contributed to a smaller wine grape crop than the 2021 vintage. Due to good viticultural practices, the vineyards for this wine delivered exceptional grape analyses and wine quality.
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: Wellington
Age of Vines: 5 years
Irrigation: Supplemental/drip and dry-land
Soil Type: Glenrosa, decomposed Schist & Shale
Production Volume: 1052 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 8 to 10 years from vintage
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