Greek for “a serene state of mind, free from worry and preoccupation”, Ataraxia lives up to the hype. Established in 2004, Ataraxia is a boutique winery located in the scenic area of Walker Bay in South Africa. The idea for the winery was conceptualised when a couple purchased 50 hectares of vineyards along with their friends. The soil quality and the climate of these vineyards were perfect for growing the choicest quality of grapes.
Ataraxia’s winemaker Kevin Grant is one of only a handful Chardonnay specialists in South Africa, and with this wine, it shows. This Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and is Old World in style. It has been known to top the charts in many a South African Chardonnay tasting, and rightly so.
Tasting Note: Bright, textural and fresh, it has delicious notes of crunchy apple, lemon juice, soft nuttiness and a long, saline-flecked finish.