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Atlas Swift W.O Cederberg Chardonnay 2022

R447.00

This wine has a pale straw colour, filled with inviting citrus aromas of lemon and lime peel, and a touch of orange blossom to round it off. The palate is precise and poised, with a tension derived from the fresh acidity, and lingering notes of lemon curd, almonds and desiccated coconut on the finish.

The 2022 vintage will be remembered as a very late season with high disease pressure due to frequent rains from winter until harvesting, with a sweltering January that resulted in sunburn and leaf discoloration. It was indeed a challenging vintage.

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 13.41% | RS 2.4 g/l | TA 5.5 g/l | pH 3.54

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“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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