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Lismore Estate Vineyards Cape South Coast Chardonnay 2020

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Lismore Estate Vineyards Cape South Coast Chardonnay 2020

  • Grapes Chardonnay 100%
  • Country South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape South Coast
  • Abv 13 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 3.7
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Samantha O'Keefe
  • Closure Diam
  • A complex, expressive bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits layered with brioche, honey, and walnut. The palate is carried through by a distinct minerality and crisp acidity through to a lingering citrus finish.

The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and the whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 600 litres per tonne. The Chardonnay was naturally fermented and aged in 300-litre French oak barrels, with 20% new oak. Although the oak gives this wine its luxurious texture, the philosophy was to ensure the fruit, acidity and pH drove the wine’s flavour, rather than obtaining overt, extracted buttery notes from the oak.

Samantha O’Keefe performed miracles to produce this wine: because a fire destroyed part of her vineyards and all of her finished wine in late 2019, she had to select wines from different vineyards in Stellenbosch, with 15% also coming from the upper Hemel-en Aarde Valley in Hermanus, whose grapes bore close resemblance to those lost on her vineyard.

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 meters, which are chilled by winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produces classic, cool climate wines that are rich, complex, and lovingly hand-crafted.

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