Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018

 

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Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards

Tasting notes - A stunning example of a restrained, cool climate Chardonnay. Intense citrus aromas and classic soft fruits, jasmine and walnut are layered with honey and vanilla notes. The palate is beautifully balanced with a refreshing, crisp acidity and a distinct minerality. Concentrated and refined, with a crisp, clean citrus finish.

Awards

94 Pts, Robert Parker,2019

94 Pts, Tim Atkin,2019

18 Pts, Jancis Robinson,2019

94 Pts, Jamie Goode, 2019

Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Intense citrus aromas and classic soft fruits are layered with honeysuckle and butter, beautifully balanced with a crisp and distinct minerality.

Producer Note

Californian Samantha O'Keefe has found paradise and the perfect terroir. Tucked into the foothills of a dramatic mountain range at the bottom of Africa, Lismore Estate Vineyards was born alongside her nascent family. A passionate vision, combined with vines planted at 300 metres, which are chilled by winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produces classic, cool climate wines which are rich, complex and lovingly hand-crafted.

Vintage

The 2017 vintage was a balanced year in Greyton. Warm dry weather conditions throughout the vintage helped to reduce disease pressure. However the cooler nights helped to lengthen the ripening period and retain balancing acidity. Sufficient rainfall ensured the vines were healthy and harvest period was dry. 2017 produced smaller yields of concentrated berries delivering excellent varietal characteristics.

Vineyard

Having pioneered a new extreme cool climate region in South Africa, Samantha chose to release an Estate Reserve range to illustrate what the vineyards are capable of. The wines are produced from very low yielding vines. The vineyard is planted at 300 metres above sea level, in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountain Range. The vines are grown in decomposed shale over clay soils and are dry farmed, which contributes to the deep concentration in the wine. Low mean temperatures during February contribute to an extended ripening period, resulting in a harvest period which can be three to four weeks later than traditional wine growing regions in South Africa. The intense citrus notes and the lingering finish are consistent trademarks of Lismore's specific terroir. The distinctive minerality of this Chardonnay is a clear indication of the cool climate in which it is grown.

Winemaking

The grapes were whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 600 litres per tonne. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and then racked into 500 litre Burgundian barrels of which 35% were new, for spontaneous and natural fermentation and 11 months’ maturation. Balance was the key to this wine.

Tasting Note

A stunning example of a restrained, cool climate Chardonnay. Intense citrus aromas and classic soft fruits, jasmine and walnut are layered with honey and vanilla notes. The palate is beautifully balanced with a refreshing, crisp acidity and a distinct minerality. Concentrated and refined, with a crisp, clean citrus finish.

Grape

Chardonnay 100%

Awards

94 Pts, Robert Parker,2019

94 Pts, Tim Atkin,2019

18 Pts, Jancis Robinson,2019

94 Pts, Jamie Goode, 2019

 

 

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Vintage 2018
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