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The intimate understanding of terroir begs the empathetic question: Do people care? Why break your head over sublayers of limestone if you know where to find a Chardonnay that consistently delivers on a creamy, citrusy mouthfeel? Or why be bothered about the amount of clay present in a vineyard site if you have a go-to […]

Auction Wines 2021

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 […]

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Auction Wines 2020

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2019 100% 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. Minimalist winemaking and a sensitive wooding regime ensure the most accurate and intimate expression of site and place possible. Entirely fermented in small, tight-grained […]

Auction Wines 2019

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2018 Once again sourced from a single, cool, south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia, located in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside the Atlantic coastal town of Hermanus. Painstaking fruit selection at harvest was followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented entirely in small, tight-grain French oak barrels, custom ordered […]

Auction Wines 2018

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2017 Once again, sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia, located in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside the Atlantic coastal town of Hermanus. Fruit selection at harvest was painstaking, followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small, tight-grained French oak barrels, custom ordered from selected […]

Auction Wines 2017

AA Badenhorst Family Wines Chase The Spice Swartland Shiraz Fermented in concrete tanks Winemaker: Adi Badenhorst Price raised per case 6 x 750ml or equivalent Highest: R 4 800.00 Lowest: R 2 000.00 Average: R 2 963.00 Packaging Bottle Size 750ml Case Size: 6 x 750ml Cases Produced: 86 Cases Auctioned 60 Analysis Alc: 12.50 vol% RS: 1.70 g/l TA: 6.50 g/l pH: 3.70 Adi Badenhorst & […]

Auction Wines 2016

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2015 Sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia in the Hemel-en-Aarde located outside the coastal village of Hermanus. Painstaking fruit selection was followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small, tight-grain French oak barriques, custom ordered from very specific Burgundian coopers, this wine […]

Auction Wines 2015

AA Badenhorst Family Wines “Geel-Kapel” Muscat de Frontignan 2013 Muscat de Frontignan also known as Wit Muskadel (South Africa), Muscat Blanc á Petits Grains, Muscat Blanc, and Muscat Canelli in the USA. The grapes are from old vines grown in the alluvial and sandstone soils of Moutonshoek Valley. Whole cluster fermentation, where after the wine […]

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