Lismore Cape South Coast Pinot Noir 2018

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Lismore Cape South Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards

Tasting notes - An elegant Pinot Noir delivering a complex bouquet of crushed rose petals, wild jasmine and fresh French herbs. The palate shows beautiful purity with layered red fruits, cranberry, raspberry, silky tannins and a long, savoury finish. 

 

Lismore Cape South Coast Pinot Noir 2018

A vibrant and elegant Pinot Noir with striking fruit purity
and attractive aromas of sour cherry, sweet spice and a
touch of strawberry. Beautiful purity and delicacy of fruit,
layered and silky.


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
70% of the grapes came from Stanford, Walker Bay and 30% from Elgin, both in the
cool climate region Cape South Coast. The vines are all Burgundian, clone 115. The
Stanford vineyard is close to the southernmost tip of Africa and is located in one of
South Africa’s coolest wine producing regions. The maritime vineyard enjoys a long
ripening season, because of the strong cooling winds that are prevalent in the
summer. This microclimate is ideal for creating a long hang time, concentrating the
flavours in the berries, while retaining natural acidity levels. Elgin is situated at 400
metres above sea level and ripens even later then the coastal vineyard. The vines
here, planted in shale and clay soils, produce fleshier fruit, adding weight to the
blend.


Winemaking
Harvest took place when the fruit had reached optimal maturity and it was carefully
sorted. 30% of the grapes were left as whole bunches. Fermentation took place in
5,000 litre vats with gentle pump-overs twice per day; a long extraction period
imparted the pure fruit expression and structure to this wine. The free-run wine was
drained off and the fermented grapes were then pressed in a traditional wooden
basket press. It was racked into 225, 300 and 500 litre barrels where malolactic
fermentation took place and the wine was aged for 10 months. 35% new French oak
was used.


Tasting Note
An elegant Pinot Noir delivering a complex bouquet of crushed rose petals, wild
jasmine and fresh French herbs. The palate shows beautiful purity with layered red
fruits, cranberry, raspberry, silky tannins and a long, savoury finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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