Atlas Swift

WELLINGTON CHARDONNAY

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WBy Atlas Swift

WHITE | BUTTER, BABY
Now, if your Chard vibe is 'the bigger, the better' - Wellie is so far up that alley, she is the alley!

WHAT WE TASTE
Buttered popcorn, salty pineapple, almonds

PERFECT PAIRING
Risotto, oozy cheeses and Middle Eastern mezza
TEMP CHECK
Chilled, just like the vineyard it comes from
ABOUT ATLAS SWIFT

Just unpacking the name of the brand gives you a sense of how proprietors Martin & Welma Smith view the world. Atlas, the titan of perseverance, tasked with holding up the sky represents how very seriously they take their commitment to protecting the lands on which they grow their grapes. It also speaks to the maps on which the terroirs they work with are laid out. Swifts, one of the fastest and most aerial of the bird species, represents their nimble exploration to find said terroirs. The project, which on the surface, focuses on site-specific Chardonnays from distinctive places scattered across the Western Cape of South Africa, carries with it so much more than just beautiful wines of exceptional texture (Martin is the KING of texture! – Cami). It carries with it the dreams of some of the most authentic souls we have the pleasure to know.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Martin & Welma see Atlas Swift as an opportunity to raise their young children in an environment where work can be fuelled by passion, where the land and the importance of protecting it, is paramount. They are shaping the next generation to be conscious and responsible for the unique place they hold in the world.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
There's something so cosy and comforting about this wine - it's like a big bear hug from Martin himself, in a glass. 
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Wellington, South Africa
Grape: Chardonnay
Style: Rich and ravishing
Ingredients: Grapes + limited sulphur