Lismore The Age of Grace Cape South Coast Viognier 2018

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Lismore The Age of Grace Cape South Coast Viognier 2018

Silver award in the 2018 International Wine Challenge Country - South Africa Region - Western Cape Grape Varieties - Viognier 100% Alcohol by volume - 14% Bottle - 75cl Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards Tasting notes - This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience.

Awards 17 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019 92 pts, Neal Martin, 2019

Lismore The Age of Grace Cape South Coast Viognier 2018

This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience.

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

2018 saw drought conditions, which limited incidences of pests or disease. The Lismore vines are dry farmed and with below average rainfall in the region, the microclimate of the Lismore vineyard, which is close to the mountain, came into its own and produced enough water to relieve the parched earth. Despite frost and snow at the beginning of spring, the vines rallied and produced good coverage for berry formation due to the subsequent warm, dry weather and sufficient water supply during flowering. Small berries were produced at harvest with excellent colour and flavour concentration.

Vineyard

This Viognier is a reflection of Samantha's obsession with how the special soil, climate and a mysterious sense of place come together to produce an extraordinary wine that tells you its story. The vines are grown on rose-quartz soils in Elgin, which is a cool, high altitude plateau. The region offers a lengthened ripening period which brings the grapes late into season- often three to four weeks later than traditional wine growing areas in South Africa. This provides the opportunity to develop deep complexity and concentration.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked and whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 550 litres per tonne. The juice was settled for 48 hours and was racked into a combination of seasoned 225 litre Burgundian barrels and three new 500 litre oak casks for barrel fermentation and maturation. The wine was left on the lees for eight months, with regular "bâtonnage" (lees stirring) for the first two months.

Tasting Note

This expressive, barrel-fermented Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience.

Grape

Viognier 100%

Awards

17 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019

92 pts, Neal Martin, 2019

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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