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Weisswein
Land
Südafrika

Region
Hermanus / Walker Bay
Weintyp
Weissweine
Traubensorte
Chardonnay
Jahrgang
2013
Einheit
75cl
Charakter
gehaltvoller, fruchtiger Weisswein
Passt zu
einfach so zum Vergnügen
gedämpftem Fisch
Geflügel
jungem Käse
kalte Fleischplatten
Meeresfrüchte
weisses Fleisch
Pasta / Risotto
Service
bei 12-14 Grad servieren
bauchige, grosse Gläser
opt. Trinkreife
2-8 Jahre
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Preis
36.50 Fr.
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Beschreibung
Weisswein Ataraxia Wines Chardonnay Südafrika 13,5 Vol.%

Der südafrikanische Weisswein Ataraxia Wines Chardonnay kommt aus dem Weinanbaugebiet Hemel-en-Aarde in Hermanus und wurde 9 Monate in kleinen, französischen Eichen Weinfässern - 26% neue Barriques (225lt) - ausgebaut.

Der Weisswein Ataraxia Wines Chardonnay zeigt Ananas, Vanille, Honig, Aprikosen und Mango in der Nase. Am Gaumen leicht süsser Auftakt, gefolgt von cremigen Ansätzen. Elegant, geschmeidig mit lebendiger Frische. Säure und Frucht verhalten sich wie ein Händchen haltendes Liebespaar. Alte und Neue (Wein)Welt vereinen sich! Es passt einfach alles!! Der Weisswein Ataraxia Wines Chardonnay wirkt sehr elegant und schmelzig.

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Besitzer: Kevin & Hanli Grant
WINEMAKERS NOTES: Kevin Grant
As has become the norm in crafting Ataraxia Chardonnay, a minimalist, non-interventionist winemaking approach, geared to reflect sense of place and expression of terroir, was adopted. This wine is 100% barrel fermented and carefully matured in specially selected small French oak barriques sourced exclusively from Burgundian coopers. Fortnightly batonnage was employed throughout the 9 month maturation period. The result is a Chardonnay that is New World in provenance but Old World in stylistic leaning. A chiselled, focussed wine that effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense. The palate is penetrating and profound yet graceful and poised. A forceful mineral acidity is beautifully balanced by a subtle yet compelling intensity of fruit. Classic length, creaminess and intriguing complexity define this stylish, world-class Chardonnay.

This hand crafted wine Ataraxia Chardonnay is the product of some truly unique, extreme and radical vineyard sites situated exclusively in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge wine ward, close to the fishing village of Hermanus. Soils from these sites are derived from the Bokkeveld shale group, which are characteristically low-vigour, clay rich and stony. Because of the cool maritime climate that exists here, the grapes have a long hang time which affords them the opportunity to fully complete their ripening journey. Picked early in the mornings during the third and fourth weeks of March, the grapes were hastily transported to the cellar where uncomplicated yet sensitive winemaking ensured that the wine reflects this exciting terroir in an accurate, authentic and effortless way.

Wine Style
As has become the norm in crafting Ataraxia Chardonnay, a minimalist, non interventionist winemaking approach, geared to reflect sense of place and expression of terroir, was adopted. This wine is 100% barrel fermented and carefully matured in specially selected small French oak barriques sourced exclusively from Burgundian coopers. Fortnightly batonnage was employed throughout the 9 month maturation period. The result is a Chardonnay that is New World in provenance but Old World in stylistic leaning. A chiselled, focussed wine that effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense. The palate is penetrating and profound yet graceful and poised. A forceful mineral acidity is beautifully balanced by a subtle yet compelling intensity of fruit. Classic length, creaminess and intriguing complexity define this stylish, world-class Chardonnay.

Weisswein Ataraxia Wines Chardonnay Weine Hermanus Walker Bay Südafrika Weissweine
www.ataraxiawines.co.za

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Adresse: Ataraxia Wines, The Skyfields Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Road, Hermanus 7200, Südafrika, Tel: +27 (0)28 212 2007

Ataraxia Wines - Hemel-en-Aarde Südafrika

2004 wurde die Weinfarm ATARAXIA Wines im Weinanbaugebiet Hermanus / Walker Bay in Südafrika von KEVIN (siehe Bild rechts) & HANLI GRANT und einigen Weinpartnern gegründet. Sie kauften im Hemel-en-Aarde-Valley (Himmel auf Erden-Tal), gleich nördlich des Städtchens Hermanus, ca. 2 Autostunden (130 km) südöstlich von Kapstadt, ein Grundstück von 50 ha mit dem Namen THE SKYFIELDS, davon sind mittlerweile 25 ha mit Rebstöcken bepflanzt. Die ersten Weine von Ataraxia Wines kamen 2005 auf den Markt.

Die Besucherzeiten von Ataraxia Wines für Wein-Tasting & Weineinkauf sind:
WINE LOUNGE CHAPEL (siehe Bilder links: aussen und innen)
Montag bis Freitag 9.00 - 16.00 Uhr.
Samstag 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr.
Sonntags und hohe Feiertage geschlossen.

ATARAXIA ist griechisch und heisst soviel wie: "Die Unerschütterlichkeit gegenüber den Widrigkeiten des Daseins"

Jahres-Weinproduktion vom Weingut Ataraxia Wines in Südafrika: ca. 160`000 Weinflaschen.

Zur Geschichte des südafrikanischen Weinguts Ataraxia Wines:
Bevor Kevin Grant sich 2004 zusammen mit seiner Frau Hanli und ein paar Weinfreunden selbständig machte, war er jahrelang als Winemaker beim Kultweingut Hamilton Russell - gleich um die Ecke und auch auf der Hermanus-Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route R320 gelegen - für die Qualität der Weine verantwortlich.

Die südafrikanischen Weine von Ataraxia Wines wieder spiegeln das kühle Klima der Walkerbay, wo aromatische, mineralige Weissweine mit viel Säurespiel gedeihen. Ebenfalls aromatisch, komplex und spannend ist der rote Blend von Kevin. Alle Weine von Ataraxia versprühen eine Art Intensität auf höchstem Niveau. Der Chardonnay ist schon mit 5 Sternen im John Platter Wine Guide South Africa ausgezeichnet worden.

Ataraxia Wines - Hemel-en-Aarde South Africa:
Ataraxia Wines was founded in 2004. Husband and wife team, Kevin and Hanli, in partnership with a few friends, purchased 50 hectares of prime vineyard land. The landscape in which Ataraxia is situated, called The Skyfields is unique, lying as it does on the most elevated section of the Hemel-en-Aarde area. Nestled on this commanding rise beneath the soaring BabylonsToren mountain range, our vineyards are planted on some of the most spectacular terroirs South Africa has to offer. It is a place where wines of incredible finesse, balance and depth are crafted, that proudly hold their own in the international arena.

ABOUT THE WINEMAKER
Viticulturist& Winemaker KEVIN GRANT:
Born in Malawi and schooled in Cape Town, Kevin graduated from the University of Pretoria with a B.Sc. Honours degree in Zoology. Always drawn to winemaking, he completed a diploma in Cellar Technology at Elsenburg Agricultural, graduating as Dux Student in 1990. While working at top-end estates in South Africa, he undertook study/harvest trips to France, Oregon, Australia and New Zealand.
The more pure the voice of the soil, the more interesting the wine.

Terroir
The Hemel en Aarde area lies within the Walker Bay wine appellation and is divided into 3 wards: ours being the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge to the west of Cape Agulhas, Africa’s southernmost tip. Orientated on an east/west axis, it is approximately 35 kilometres in length. A particularly mild climate is a result of close proximity to the icy South Atlantic Ocean. Fourteen soil types are derived from the deposits of Table Mountain Sandstone, Cape Granite and Bokkeveld Shale that make up the geology of the area. These deposits can be traced back over 1000 million years ago which means that we have the privilege of cultivating some of the most ancient soils on Earth. All our vineyards are planted on these elevated, predominantly south facing slopes.

Vines
Our soils dictate which grape cultivars we plant. After meticulous study and research, Kevin decided that the best vehicles to express our terroir were Chardonnay and Pinot noir. We currently have a total of 12 hectares planted equally to these two cultivars with a further 6 hectares of each planned for the future.

THE WINE LOUNGE
Ataraxias tasting room, The Wine Lounge Ataraxia Wines is situated on what has been described as surely one of the most spectacular and dramatic positions in the whole wine world. Built as a chapel in the vernacular architectural style of the region, it offers a place for relaxed contemplation of the three wines in our Ataraxia Wines range.

These are: an unwooded Sauvignon Blanc, a wooded Chardonnay and a red blend which we have called Serenity. The final member of the quartet, Pinot noir, will be added in the near future.

Weingut Ataraxia Wines Hemel-en-Aarde Walker Bay Südafrika. Weissweine und Rotweine im Angebot. Tolle Weine!
www.ataraxiawines.co.za

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