2020 Earthborn Pinot Noir

Western Cape,South Africa,

£60.49

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-94

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Maiden vintage from organically grown grapes. Sustainable vineyard practices and thoughtful, minimal winemaking techniques are part of the quest to accurately and authentically express the very soul of a terroir ideally suited to Pinot Noir.

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Description

“CELLAR INFORMATION Traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques, including a prolonged period of pre-fermentation cold-soak and spontaneous fermentation with no additions, and subsequent ageing in specially selected French oak barrels sourced exclusively from Burgundian coopers, comprised part of a gentle, minimalist, non-interventionist winemaking approach. In this way we have crafted a wine which we believe is the most authentic interpretation of our terroir to date, A terroir we believe ideally suited to Pinot noir. And no other cultivar can express the concept of “earth” more accurately than the King of Grapes. VINEYARD INFORMATION This vin de terroir made from our maiden vintage of organic grapes grown on Ataraxia, represents the first fruits
of a journey of conversion to organic principles that started 5 years ago. It forms part of our ongoing quest to
discover the very soul of our terroir.”

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Subregion

Walker Bay

Vintage

2020

Brand

Ataraxia

Cultivar

Pinot Noir

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

13.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 94

[01/03/2023]

Producer Profile

INTRODUCTION

Hemel-en-Aarde is Afrikaans for “heaven and earth” and the claim is justified. Our estate sits on a particularly heavenly stretch of land beneath a lofty peak of the Babylon’s Tower mountain range. In addition to its unrelenting beauty Ataraxia is home to some of the most spectacular terroirs South Africa has to offer.
In 2004 The Skyfields Farm was visioned into the Ataraxia wine label when husband and wife Kevin and Hanli Grant and a few friends purchased this 47-hectare prime vineyard property.
More than a decade later we are associated with crafting wines of incredible finesse balance and depth; wines that proudly hold their own on the international wine stage.

 

CELLAR INFORMATION

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 10-month maturation period.

 

VINEYARD INFORMATION

In the most accurate and faithful way possible, our unapologetically wooded white wine mirrors the terroir in which our Chardonnay vines are grown. In other words, it is an expression of the low vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld Shale derived soils and the heavily maritime-influenced climate.

TASTING NOTES

Made using uncomplicated (not simple) winemaking techniques, this is an athletic, chiseled and precise wine. It embraces the very adult tastes of salinity, brininess and minerality, all of which are the hallmarks of the great and classic white wines of the world.