Lismore Syrah Cape South Coast 2016


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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.

Awards
95Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017
17 Pts, Jancis Robinson , 2017

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Dense and smoky black olives, beautifully concentrated
with lovely finesse and elegance. The epitome of fine
Syrah.
Producer Note
Samantha O'Keefe left California with dreams of starting a family and finding
paradise. 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
While 2016 presented the third year of drought for most regions of South Africa, the
Overberg received sufficient rainfall to produce a harvest with average yields and an
above average quality. The Greyton region saw a long ripening season with very little
stress in the vineyards, resulting in excellent quality fruit.
Vineyard
The vineyards are planted on slopes at the base of the Riviersonderend Mountain
Range, where the Syrah is planted in heavy schist soils with no irrigation. The
combination of elevation and climate make for an extended ripening period which is
approximately three to four weeks later than the more traditional wine growing areas
in the Western Cape. Extreme diurnal temperature shifts in these vineyards 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 small open vats and 60% were destemmed and fermented in a 5,000 litre wooden
fermenter with gentle pigeage (cap immersion) throughout. 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 barrels where malolactic fermentation took
place, then blended into a 3,000 litre wooden vat, where the wine was aged for 10
months.
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.
Serving Suggestion
Delicious with a slow-roasted shoulder of lamb and gratin dauphinoise; wood-fired
pigeon or a warm lentil salad with Portobello mushrooms. To experience the best this
wine has to offer, decanting is suggested.
Grape
Syrah 100%

Awards
95Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017
17 Pts, Jancis Robinson , 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Lismore Syrah Cape South Coast 2016

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.

Awards
95Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017
17 Pts, Jancis Robinson , 2017

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