Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc 2016
£15.50 / bottle£176.70 / case (12 bottles)

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Wine Types: White Wines
Country: South Africa
Region: Walker Bay
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Crisp Light Whites
Drink: Now to 2022
Unoaked
Cork
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

The story 

In Ataraxia's words:
"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."

The wine

Following the success of Ataraxia's amazing Chardonnay, I thought it time to include their Sauvignon Blanc in the portfolio. I am still writing my full tasting notes but they are coming soon; if you want to ask any questions about the wine just email me.

Food Pairing

Recommended with fish, shellfish, chicken, pork and roast ham. It will stand up to richer dishes better than some other white wines.

Producer's Notes

"Our cool-climate, alchemy-free unwooded white wine celebrates the virtues of elegance, vivacity and finesse. Most importantly, the Sauvignon Blanc grape is merely the chosen vehicle to express the free-draining Table Mountain Sandstone and Cape Granite soils on which the vines are planted."

Awards

91 points     Robert Parker     Apr 2017

"The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, grown on granite soils from purchased fruit in Elgin, has a crisp, stony and rather flinty bouquet that is one of the most complex that I encountered during my tastings in South Africa. The palate is fresh on the entry with a crisp line of acidity, less overt cat's pee or gooseberry scents, a touch of white pepper with a nettle-like finish that just needs a little more persistence."

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