Lismore Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

Regular price £23.29 Sale

Lismore Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

Vintage: 2015

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

From: Western Cape, South Africa

ABV: 14%

It may surprise many wine drinkers to know that despite the searing summer heat, South Africa is host to an array of cooler climates as well. The ward of Greyton, in Overberg, where Lismore Estate is situated, is one such district, and is rapidly gaining a reputation as a prime site for the growing of quality, cool-climate grapes. This Chardonnay expresses its origins perfectly, with fresh green apple and gentle peach notes supported by judicious oak flavours, and a whisper of reductive smokiness running across the top like a struck match. Fresh yet voluptuous, and with good potential to age, this is in-vogue, world class Chardonnay at a very good price.

In the winery, the grapes were whole bunch pressed (to minimise skins extraction) and then barrel fermented. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barriques for 11 months, with regular battonage and no malolactic fermentation (preserving acidity). No animal-based fining agents or winery aids were used during the vinification.

Lismore Estate is the only registered winery in the increasingly respected ward of Greyton, Overberg. Winemaker Samantha O'Keefe and her family are committed to crafting high-quality and contemporary wine styles that express the terroir and finesse of this cool corner of South Africa.