Atlas Swift, named for the Greek god who supported the pillars of the universe, is owned by Martin and Welma Smith, whose dreams became a reality in 2019 when the maiden vintage of Atlas Swift was born. All their wines are vinified in the same fashion, the ony difference being the origin of the grapes, and are produced in very limited quantities. Their ‘formal’ range consists of five Chardonnays, each exploring five different origins in the Western Cape. The female warrior on each label represents her territory. She is feisty in portraying the unique characteristics of the respective terroirs and the resulting wine.
The Cape South Coast Chardonnay originates from the Onder-Duiwenhoksriver region situated about 50 minutes drive east of Witsand – only 8km from the ocean and 100m above sea level. The persistent coastal breezes help to temper the climate, while the common occurrence of fog during the growing season acts as a welcome natural air-conditioner. The chalk and limestone-rich soil is high in sodium and potassium, lending an element of minerality to the wine.
Atlas Swift Cape South Coast Chardonnay 2022
“Bright golden-green hues, with forthcoming aromas of lemon peel, limes and orange citrus zest, supported by subtle whiffs of brioche. The acidity is well integrated, with an explosion of lime and lemon fruit on the mid palate. The limestone-rich soils in which the vineyard grows bring forth a flinty, mineral and saline edge to the lengthy finish.” – Winemaker
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As our stock is sold through our two retail outlets and online, stock levels are provided as a guide only and are liable to change.