Lismore Estate Vineyards Cape South Coast Syrah 2018

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Lismore Estate Vineyards Cape South Coast 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 - An exotic experience which shifts your mind to another place. Cassis, blackberry and cherry on the nose with hints of white pepper, ground herbs and the strong floral perfume of crushed violets. Light and elegant, but structured with a fresh acidity. 

 

Lismore Estate Vineyards Cape South Coast Syrah 2018

Dense and smoky black olives, beautifully concentrated
with lovely finesse and elegance. The epitome of fine
Syrah.
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
The Syrah is made from 50% Greyton fruit planted in heavy schist (decomposed shale)
soils with no irrigation; and 50% Elgin fruit grown in sandstone and shales soils. Two of
the coolest climates in South Africa with extreme diurnal temperature shifts which
promote complexity, depth and concentration and presents a Syrah that has a very
distinct sense of place.
Winemaking
The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness. 40% were fermented in whole bunches in
large 5,000 litre vats with gentle pump overs twice per day. The process allowed for a
long extraction period which lends to the fruit expression and structure of this wine. The
free run wine was drained off and the fermented grapes were then pressed in a
traditional wooden basket press. The wine was racked into 225, 300 and 500 litre
barrels where malolactic conversion took place and the wine was aged for 12 months.
15% new French oak was used.
Tasting Note
An exotic experience which shifts your mind to another place. Cassis, blackberry and
cherry on the nose with hints of white pepper, ground herbs and the strong floral
perfume of crushed violets. Light and elegant, but structured with a fresh acidity.
Grape
Syrah 100%
Winemaker: Samantha O'Keefe
Region: Western Cape
Subregion: Cape South Coast
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14%

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