2017 Ataraxia Cape Winemakers Guild Under The Gavel Chardonnay
Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay, Cape South Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Very light pale greenish yellow. Fresh and elegant nose with white blossoms, honeysuckle and citrus. Medium plus acidity (7/10) with a light plus body. Crisp and clean on the palate with tons of minerality, green apples and a little floral. Long finish.
Tenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and eighth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Kevin Grant from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region. Aged for nine months in tight-grained Burgundian French oak. Only 61 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.
2019 till 2027.
Price Point:$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,989.00 ($35.20 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,800.00 ($44.75 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,400.00 ($28.26 a bottle).