Hallgarten extends South African range with limited-edition Lismore Estate Syrah 2014

11 December, 2015

Hallgarten has added its first red from the award-winning Lismore Estate with the listing of the 2014 Syrah.

The Syrah joins a Viognier, a Barrel-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc and a Chardonnay from the winery.

Just 300 cases of the Syrah 2014 were produced, with an RRP of £24 per bottle.

The 12.5 hectare Lismore estate was founded in 2003 by Californian Samantha O’Keefe. It is situated in Greyton, in the Overberg cool-climate region.

Hallgarten recently added 14 wines from the Swartland winery to its already diverse South African portfolio, joining other new launches from Bloemendal and Olifantsberg.

South Africa was recently described by Tim Atkin MW as “the most exciting wine-producing country on the planet”.

Steve Daniel, Hallgarten’s head wine buyer, discovered Lismore’s wines at the 2013 Beautiful South Tasting.

He told OLN's sister magazine, Harpers: “I immediately recognised terroir-driven wines which offer their own style - one that is completely different from other producers in South Africa, and the new world in general.”

O’Keefe said: “The UK market is very important to me as it has a direct relationship with South Africa and appreciates my more ‘European’ style of winemaking. 

The Overberg has a pioneering spirit that has helped it become one of the premier wine regions in South Africa - the people are awesome and work together, which has offered me the unlikely opportunity to push the boundaries and establish a new wine ward within the region.”




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