Lismore The Age of Grace Viognier Elgin 2016


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Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards

Tasting notes - This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience.

Awards
Gold, SWA, 2017
92Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017
16.5 Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
92 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,
2018

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This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful
perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a
textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A
sensual and exotic experience.
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
This Viognier is a reflection of Samantha's obsession with how the special soil, climate
and a mysterious sense of place come together to produce an extraordinary wine
that tells you its story. The vines are grown on rose-quartz soils in Elgin, which is a
cool, high altitude plateau. The region offers a lengthened ripening period which
brings the grapes late into season- often three to four weeks later than traditional
wine growing areas in South Africa. This provides the opportunity to develop deep
complexity and concentration.
Winemaking
The grapes were picked and whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a
rate of 550 litres per tonne. The juice was settled for 48 hours and was racked into
225 litre Burgundian barrels, which had been used previously, for barrel fermentation
and maturation. The wine was left on the lees for nine months with regular
"bâttonage" or lees stirring, for the first two months. Balance is the key to this wine.
Viognier is an aromatic and generous varietal, it benefits from barrel maturation and
lees contact with a fuller mouth feel and increased texture. This, combined with the
firm acid backbone and intense fruit will allow this wine to integrate beautifully and
gain further complexity over the next three to five years.
Tasting Note
This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and
orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual
and exotic experience.
Serving Suggestion
Asian inspired cuisine; lamb tagines with apricots; or rich shellfish dishes such as
seared scallops or grilled lobster.
Grape
Viognier 100%

Awards
Gold, SWA, 2017
92Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017
16.5 Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
92 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,
2018

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Lismore The Age of Grace Viognier Elgin 2016

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards

Tasting notes - This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience.

Awards
Gold, SWA, 2017
92Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017
16.5 Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
92 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,
2018

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