Lismore Chenin Blanc 2021


Samantha O’Keefe searches for vineyards around the Cape to support her love for cool climate wines. Vineyards that can express the richness of African sunshine combined with tipicity of soil and cool climate finesse.

The grapes for this Chenin Blanc comes from W.O. Walker Bay, and a little more specifically, Stanford. The vineyard grows close to the ocean, in granite soils and produces this exceptional wine of finesse and clarity.

Citrus blossoms and peaches with a haunting hint of baking spice. Saline and fresh. Barrel Fermentation and extended lees contact contribute additional texture to an absolutely crunchy minerality.” – Samantha’s notes

Samantha has a way of bringing finesse and texture to wines, adding that extra layer of intrigue in every bottle. This wine, with an alcohol of only 12% abv, expresses aromas of sage flower, almonds and preserved lemon. The palate has the most amazing grippy mouthfeel and mouthwatering acid balance. It’s mineral and savoury at the same time. A truly delicious wine to ponder.” – Corlien’s notes

Tim Atkin, 94 points

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Tucked into the foothills of a dramatic mountain range at the bottom of Africa is Lismore Estate Vineyards. Californian Samantha O’Keefe has found paradise and the perfect terroir. Her passion combined with vines planted at 300 meters, chilled by the winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produce classic cool climate wines which are rich, complex and lovingly hand crafted. With one of the coolest climates in South Africa with extreme diurnal temperature shifts, her wines presents us with a very distinct sense of place. One that tells a story in the glass. Lismore is the pioneer of Wine of origin “Greyton”, it has been designated by SAWIS recognizing the unique and special terroir of this region.

Samantha G. O’Keefe – Owner and Winemaker

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