Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Syrah 2018

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Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Syrah 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards

Tasting notes - The Lismore Estate Reserve Syrah is an elegant, perfumed and bright, with notes of white pepper, classic garrigue and perfumed floral notes of crushed violets. Light and graceful yet structured, this is a crystal clear expression of extreme cool climate Syrah. 

 

Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Syrah 2018

An elegant, perfumed and bright Syrah with notes of
white pepper and classic garrigue together with a
distinctive background of tapinade. Beautifully textured
and mouthfilling Syrah expression.


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
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.


Winemaking
Vinified using minimal intervention, allowing the wine showcase this special terroir.
40% of the grapes were whole bunch pressed, and the juice was slowly extracted.
The juice was cold settled for 48 hours followed by fermentation with a 28 extended
maceration to ensure the desired level of extraction and structure was imparted. The
wine was matured 500 litre Burgundian barrels of which 35% were new, for 11
months.


Tasting Note
The Lismore Estate Reserve Syrah is an elegant, perfumed and bright, with notes of
white pepper, classic garrigue and perfumed floral notes of crushed violets. Light
and graceful yet structured, this is a crystal clear expression of extreme cool climate
Syrah.


Grape
Syrah 100%

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