Region: Walker Bay
Ataraxia was founded in 2004. Husband and wife team, Kevin and Hanli, in partnership with a few friends, purchased 50 hectares of prime vineyard land. The landscape in which Ataraxia is situated, called The Skyfields, is unique, lying as it does on the most elevated section of the Hemel-en-Aarde area. Our vineyards are planted on some of the most spectacular terroirs South Africa has to offer.
“The only raison d’etre of any blend is to express a style of wine. The antithesis is to construct a wine that is a considered (or worse, random) concoction of few or many grape varieties with little or no desire to achieve a stylistic expression. Blends are expressions of “where from” rather than “what from”.
Ataraxia’s Serenity blend quietly exudes the confidence to whisper style through the expression of unique sites rather than shout brashness through winemaking excesses.”
A finely scented, vibrant nose with dark berry fruit and intriguing mineral and spicy notes characterize this wine. Mouth-watering and deeply ripe and polished grape tannins are wrapped in an elegant structure that subtly occupies all corners of ones palate. Assertive, classic and lingering, it reflects the grasp of style and deft hand of its maker.
This wine offers both dark berry and mineral notes and will pair well with garlic and rosemary grilled lamb.