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Ataraxia Chardonnay

Ataraxia Chardonnay

Ataraxia is a boutique South African winery which was founded in 2004. In partnership with a few friends, husband and wife team Kevin and Hanli Grant purchased 50 hectares of prime vineyard land in an exceptional landscape, known as ‘The Skyfields’ – lying as it does on the most elevated section of the Hemel-en-Aarde region. Nestled on this commanding rise beneath the soaring Babylons Toren mountain range, the 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 – proudly holding their own in the international arena.

The name Ataraxia is “a term used to describe emotional tranquillity” explains Kevin, “or in more expanded terms, the freedom from disturbance that characterises a balanced mind and constitutes its first step towards the achievement of pleasure. It’s really about conveying the very essence of what drinking good wine does for us and not to us as human beings”. The Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and is New World in provenance but Old World in stylistic leaning. A chiselled, focussed wine that effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense.

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