Kevin Grant's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2012100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside Hermanus. Intensely interventionist fruit selection was followed by an extremely non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small French tight-grain oak barriques, custom ordered from very specific Burgundian coopers, this wine was barrel aged for a further 10 months before being bottled.

Tasting Notes: This wine is The Skyfields terroir in a bottle. It expresses the ancient soils and maritime influenced meso-climate of this specific vineyard. Reflecting the very best that both the New World and Old World styles have to offer, the wine is signatured by minerality, and effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense on bouquet and palate. Complex, classy and pedigreed.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 92 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 13.19 vol% RS 2.7 g/l TA 7.1 g/l pH 3.01 The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is open to the trade and general public.  To attend the auction, to register to bid or for details of our online, telephonic or proxy bidding options, please contact the Cape Winemakers Guild Office on or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.