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Rotwein Ataraxia Wines Serenity Südafrika 14,4 Vol.%
Der südafrikanische Rotwein Ataraxia Wines Serenity besteht aus den Traubensorten:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
und wurde 12 Monate in französischen Eichen Weinfässern - 225lt Barriques - ausgebaut. 35% neue Weinfässer. Danach 29 Monate Flaschenlagerung im Weinkeller.
Die Trauben für diesen Rotwein Ataraxia Wines Serenity wurden von Weinbergen in der Hemel-en-Aarde Weinanbauregion in extremen Lagen bezogen. Mit dem Ziel einen Wein herzustellen, welcher den Mut hat, Stil zu flüstern und nicht überproduzierte Aufdringlichkeit herauszuschreien. Wenn man seine Nase auch nur in Richtung Glas bewegt, fliegen einem die Aromen förmlich zu!
Der südafrikanische Rotwein Ataraxia Serenity zeigt dunkle Sauerkirschen, Brombeeren, Cassis, Rote Paprika und schwarzer Pfeffer, dies sind nur die ersten Begleiter des Weins.
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Besitzer: Kevin & Hanli Grant
WINEMAKERS NOTES: Kevin Grant
Kevin has just one goal for Ataraxia’s red blend – to have the confidence to “whisper” style through the ultimate expression of site rather than “shout” brashness though winemaking excesses. Consequently he does not focus on the cultivars that make up this blend and has never disclosed them. His quest is to show that “where from” is far more important than “what from” in achieving a particular wine style and that wine with a sense of place is the truest expression of its personality. Kevin has, however, always been excited at the notion of a seven, twelve, even fifteen variety blend, where the true art of blending is taken to its logical and comprehensive conclusion.
“I love the idea of being able to know instinctively that small percentages of certain varieties can impact the resultant blend in ways that are extremely subtle and almost indiscernible, yet without which the blend just comes up short of its real and true potential. It is not alchemy and it is certainly not just throwing a mixture together in a random, haphazard way. Rather it is a cerebral yet instinctive construction of a wine that transcends, sometimes in the most ethereal of ways, the potentially restrictive parameters of a single variety wine. Ataraxia may never embrace that large a number of varieties, but one thing is certain, it will always defer to the site from which the grapes originate, no matter how many varieties are used to make the wine.”
Serenity seduces, caresses and subtly occupies ones palate. It doesn’t ravage, batter and destroy!
The fruit used to make this Ataraxia Wines Serenity was sourced from radical and individual vineyard sites with one goal in mind – to have the confidence to whisper style through the true expression of these sites rather than shout brashness through winemaking excesses. This Ataraxia Wines Serenity is a seamless blend of two classic red Mediterranean varietals and because the emphasis is more on style than cultivar make-up, these remain unnamed. Cultivars are after all merely vehicles to express terroir and not the expression of a wine itself. Consequently this Ataraxia Wines Serenity continues to define the style introduced by the maiden vintage which has been embraced by wine aficionados all over the world.
The grapes were handpicked, sorted and crushed into open fermenters. Here they underwent cold maceration on their skins for seven days before completing fermentation and being pressed off to barrel where malolactic fermentation took place. Careful maturation in tightgrain French oak barriques, 35% of which were new, for a period of 12 months followed before the Ataraxia Wines Serenity was bottled in October. A further resting period of 29 months in bottle followed before deemed ready for release in March.
Great wines dont batter the palate but caress it. They first seduce through scent and fragrance and then suffuse the mouth. (Michael Schuster, Winewise).
A finely scented vibrant nose with beautifully lifted dark berry fruit and intriguing mineral and spicy notes characterise this Ataraxia Wines Serenity. Refined, polished tannins are wrapped in an elegant structure that subtly occupies all corners of ones palate. Ethereal, yet assertive; classic and lingering, it reflects the grasp of style and deft hand of its maker.
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