Lismore Greyton Reserve Chardonnay 2017
£209.26 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - South Africa
Region - Western Cape
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Lismore Estate Vineyards
Tasting notes - A stunning example of a restrained, cool climate Chardonnay. Intense citrus aromas and classic soft fruits, jasmine and walnut are layered with honey and vanilla notes. The palate is beautifully balanced with a refreshing, crisp acidity and a distinct minerality. Concentrated and refined, with a crisp, clean citrus finish.
95 Pts, Neal Martin , 2019
94 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2019
17.5 Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019
94 Pts, Jamie Goode, 2019
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Intense citrus aromas and classic soft fruits are layered
with honeysuckle and vanilla notes, beautifully
balanced with a crisp and distinct minerality and a
lingering, citrus finish.
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.
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.
The vineyard is planted at 300 metres above sea level, in the foothills of the
Riviersonderend Mountain Range. The vines are grown in decomposed shale over
clay soils. 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. The intense citrus notes and the
lingering finish are consistent trademarks of Lismore's specific terroir. The restrained
minerality of this Chardonnay is a clear indication of the cool climate in which it is
The grapes were whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 600
litres per tonne. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and then racked into 500 litre
Burgundian barrels for a spontaneous and natural fermentation. This was followed by
11 months of maturation in 500 litre French oak barrels, of which 40% were new.
A stunning example of a restrained, cool climate Chardonnay. Intense citrus aromas
and classic soft fruits are layered with honey and vanilla notes. The palate is
beautifully balanced with a refreshing, crisp acidity and a distinct minerality.
Concentrated and refined, with a lingering citrus finish.
The perfect accompaniment to salmon fishcakes or poached chicken in a creamy
white wine sauce.
95 Pts, Tim Atkins, 2017
17.5+ Pts, Jancis Robinson,
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- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Western Cape