Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Greyton 2014

£16.38

6 Bottles: £98.28

VAT included

A complex Sauvignon blanc with atypical spice, toffee and passion flower flavours. A true expression of this unique terroir and its equally unique winemaker.

Awards 90Pts, Robert Parker, 2016

92Pts, Tim Atkin, 2016

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A complex Sauvignon blanc with atypical spice, toffee and passion flower flavours. A true expression of this unique terroir and its equally unique winemaker.
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
A very wet spring was followed by a generally cool, wet growing season that resulted in a late running harvest. The whites were harvested under good conditions. Vineyard
Lismore's 12.5 hectare vineyard is planted on slopes at the base of the Riviersonderend Mountain Range and is planted with Chardonnay, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. 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. Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity. The must was barrel fermented and then aged for 11 months in older 300 litre barrels. Occasional bâtonnage took place with extended lees contact, adding complexity and texture to the resulting wine. Tasting Note
This barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive, complex bouquet with lovely light white peach and fynbos scents. The palate is well-balanced with a spicy, almost petrolly opening. There is an attractive hazelnut seam and a complex, driven finish. A true expression of this unique terroir and its equally unique winemaker. Serving Suggestion
Wonderful with a rich creamy risotto.

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards

Tasting notes - This barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive, complex bouquet with lovely light white peach and fynbos scents. The palate is well-balanced with a spicy, almost petrolly opening. There is an attractive hazelnut seam and a complex, driven finish. A true expression of this unique terroir and its equally unique winemaker.

"Its 11 months in oak is hardly noticeable, but adds texture, complexity and richness to offset white peach and delicate gooseberry aromas with some spice and plenty of zestiness on the finish"

Awards 90Pts, Robert Parker, 2016

92Pts, Tim Atkin, 2016

Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc  Greyton 2014

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles