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Atlas Swift Robertson Chardonnay 2022

R447.00

Experience a classic Chardonnay, boasting luscious aromas of lemon verbena, cling peaches, yellow citrus peel, orange blossoms, and freshly baked bread. It’s a captivating sensory encounter that truly showcases the rich character of this elegant wine.

As you immerse in tasting, the wine reveals a myriad of stone fruit flavors. The rich and creamy texture is balanced with a bright acidity. Grapefruit adds to the palate and yeasty undertones intrigue further. A lingering blend of lemon, lime, and white peach concludes the tasting experience.

Winter conditions were excellent, characterised by above-average cold units. Although smaller than the record crop of 2021, this vintage still boasts an above-average yield and quality. The season was extremely drawn out with several challenges, but sufficient irrigation water remedied the situation.

The grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed and transferred to French oak barrels (20% new and the balance made up of 2nd and 3rd fill oak) where it underwent alcoholic fermentation, without the addition of cultured yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation took place in all the barrels. Matured in oak for a total period of 12 months, with lees stirring once a week to enhance the texture. Aged in bottle for a further 6 months prior to its release.

ANALYSIS: ALC 12% | RS 2.9 g/l | TA 5.5 g/l  | pH 3.49

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Description

“Our formal range consists of four Chardonnays, each exploring four different origins in the Western Cape. We are self-confessed wine nerds, and with these wines we like to showcase our inner-geeky side. The Chardonnay grape is neutral in character but develops a unique identity when exposed to the influences of terroir, the use of oak and different winemaking techniques. The female warrior on each label represents her territory. She is feisty in portraying the unique characteristics of the respective terroirs and the resulting wine. It is this energy, radiating from each area, that we want to bring to life in each glass.”

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