Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020

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Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020

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.

 

Lismore Greyton Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020

Intense citrus aromas and classic soft fruits are layered
with hazelnut and butter, richly textured with layers of
toasty oak.
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
Having pioneered a new extreme cool climate region in South Africa, Samantha chose
to release an Estate Reserve range to illustrate what the vineyards are capable of. The
wines are produced from very low yielding vines. The vineyard is planted at 300 metres
above sea level, in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountain Range. The vines are grown
in decomposed shale over clay soils and are dry farmed, which contributes to the
deep concentration in the wine. 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
distinctive minerality of this Chardonnay is a clear indication of the cool climate in which
it is grown.
Winemaking
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 of which 35% were new, for spontaneous and natural fermentation
and 11 months’ maturation. Balance was the key to this wine.
Tasting Note
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.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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Vintage 2020
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