Cape Winemakers Guild

Ataraxia Under the Gavel Chardonnay 2011

Sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia in the Hemelen-Aarde outside Hermanus. Intensely interventionist fruit selection was followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small French oak barriques, custom ordered from very specific Burgundian coopers, this wine was barrel aged for a further 9 months before being bottled. Tasting Notes: This wine reflects both the ancient soils and the heavily moderating maritime meso-climate of The Skyfields terroir. Although New World in provenance, it is decidedly Old World in stylistic leaning. Signatured by minerality, it effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense on nose and palate. A complex wine which shows both class and pedigree.

Winemaker: Kevin Grant

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 200.00
  • Lowest: R 1 900.00
  • Average: R 1 980.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 122
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 13.20 vol%
  • RS: 2.01 g/l
  • TA: 6.94 g/l
  • pH: 3.14

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