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Ataraxia Pinot Noir 2015

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Ataraxia Pinot Noir has an intriguing luminous hue that reflects rather than absorbs light.

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R1,584 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Blend:100% Pinot Noir
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Kevin Grant

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The svelte nose offers up a fine blend of red cherries, pomegranate, delicate forest floor and a hint of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine is sensual and embracing, with a captivating mid-palate depth, lovely transparency and excellent focus on a suavely tannic finish.

The wine has an intriguing luminous hue that reflects rather than absorbs light. The svelte nose offers up a fine blend of red cherries, pomegranate, delicate forest floor and a hint of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine is sensual and embracing, with a captivating mid-palate depth, lovely transparency and excellent focus on a suavely tannic finish.

Despite a challenging season characterised by high and untimely rainfall, winemakers who were on top of their game, coaxed and nurtured fine quality wines from  their  grapes. The harvest  commenced two  weeks  later  than  normal, due to  ate, cold winter conditions and a cooler  spring.  High  rainfall  mid-November and  in  January meant  being  extra  vigilant  in applying stricter disease control measures to limit losses from mildew. The grapes were picked by hand into small  crates, and then sorted, destemmed and gently crushed at the cellar. A 10 day pre-fermentation cold soak period in open fermenters was followed by a temperature-controlled ferment, peaking at 28°C for a total cuvaison of 22 days.

Gentle punching down the cap was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then pressed and racked to carefully selected French oak barrels, 21% of which were new and where 100% malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was aged in barrels for 11 months before being bottled.

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