Cape Winemakers Guild

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2022

100% Chardonnay
Wine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

  • This single vineyard Chardonnay, made from organically grown grapes, revives a centuries old Burgundian winemaking “black” method.
  • It was fermented spontaneously in custom ordered Burgundian barrels and without allowing the secondary malolactic fermentation to occur, which lends an arrestingly vibrant weight to the palate.
  • The absence of bâtonnage adds focus and precision.
  • The wine was bottled after 11 months of maturation.

Tasting Notes: A very individual and accurate articulation of Ataraxia’s “dirt”, this is a sublime wine which effortlessly balances fruit intensity with mineral acidity. A wine of pedigree and style.

Reading for drinking now until at least 2030.

Winemaker: Kevin Grant

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 11 000
  • Lowest: R 7 500
  • Average: R 8 820


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 78
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 13.43 vol%
  • RS: 3.9 g/l
  • TA: 7.7 g/l
  • pH: 3.13

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