Cape Winemakers Guild

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2020

100% Chardonnay

Sourced from a single (now fully organically grown), cool, south-facing vineyard, this vin de terroir is made in an old, now seldom used, traditional “black” method – fruit that is vigorously, even harshly, worked; juice that is so excessively aerated that it turns a deep ebony colour at the press, followed by a thorough juice pump-over before settling. Spontaneous fermentation occurred in custom-ordered Burgundian barrels and the wine then aged for a further 10 months before being bottled.

Tasting Notes: A pure expression of our “dirt”, this supple wine effortlessly balances fruit intensity with mineral acidity. A touch of “grip” on a lingering finish deftly closes the circle of this stylish wine.

Drink now until at least 2030.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

 Winemaker: Kevin Grant

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 7 500.00
  • Lowest: R 5 333.00
  • Average: R 6 333.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 84
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 13.30 vol%
  • RS: 3.20 g/l
  • TA: 7.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.42

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