Lyra Quasar – Export Overruns
The inspiration for this beautifully balanced white wine comes from the world’s most unique wine growing region. A stunning Colombard wine that was cold fermented to preserve the delicate fruit and retain freshness. This wine showcases aromas of passion fruit, gooseberry and guava that are subtly delivered on a refreshing palate. A must for any special occasion!
This wine was conceptualized after it won the trophy for the Best ‘Other’ White at the 2018 South African National Young Wine Show. From a specific 5-hectare parcel grown in the Orange River on an island with the name ‘Skanskopeiland’, the grapes are farmed by the Visser family. Early morning mist envelopes the grapes where they grow in soil fertilized by millennia of flooding. Harvested early in the morning, at the perfect ripeness, the grapes were transported to the cellar and immediate juice extraction took place under reductive conditions. Cold fermentation allows for the delicate aromas and even a hint of minerality/flintiness on the wine. The wine was allowed to ferment dry (2g/lt residual sugar) and bottled after spending 10 months on its fine lees.