Lismore Cape South Coast Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Lismore Cape South Coast Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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 is a full bodied, elegant and beautifully balanced wine. Floral notes of passion flower, fynbos and granadilla, combine with guava, gooseberry and pear on the palate along with an underlying minerality, imparting its signature style. A true expression of this unique terroir and its equally unique winemaker.

Lismore Cape South Coast Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2020

A funky and sauvage Sauvignon Blanc with atypical
explosive spice, toffee and passion flower flavours. A
true expression of this unique terroir and its equally
unique winemaker.


Producer Note
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 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.


Vineyard
The Overberg region is rapidly earning a reputation for premium, cool climate
grapes. Lismore's 12.5 hectare vineyard is planted at 300 metres above sea level, in
the foothills of the Sonderend Mountain Range. The soils are made up of deep,
decomposed shale. The aspect which faces away from the afternoon sun,
combined with a generally low mean February temperature, allows an extended
ripening period that can result in a harvest three to four weeks later than traditional
wine growing regions in South Africa. Sauvignon Blanc is a variety that expresses a
very distinct and specific sense of place or ""terroir". The distinct minerality of this
Sauvignon Blanc is a clear indication of the cool climate in which it is grown.


Winemaking
The wine was made in an 'oxidative' style. The must was barrel-fermented in older
300 litre barrels to bring forward richness and additional complexity. The wine was
given extended less contact with occasional bâtonnage, to contribute further to the
rounder mouth feel and creaminess of this elegantly textured wine. The wine was
aged for nine months. The bracing acidity that is customary in New World Sauvignon
Blancs has been brought into balance with a carefully chosen pick date and the
barrel fermentation, creating a full-bodied, balanced wine.


Tasting Note
This barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc is a full bodied, elegant and beautifully
balanced wine. Floral notes of passion flower, fynbos and granadilla, combine with
guava, gooseberry and pear on the palate along with an underlying minerality,
imparting its signature style. A true expression of this unique terroir and its equally
unique winemaker.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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