Keermont Syrah 2017

38.50

Keermont Vineyards is a specialist wine estate set in the naturally-formed amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch Mountain ranges. All grapes used in producing our wines are grown on Keermont Vineyards. Most of the vineyard parcels grow on deep red clay rich soil derived from sandstone and granite and are surrounded by indigenous vegetation. They lie between 250 and 400 metres above sea level at the top of the valley, and have a variety of aspects from North East to West facing.
In 2001, the Wraith family moved to the Western Cape from Gauteng and in 2003 bought two adjacent farms which today make up Keermont Vineyards.

Keermont Syrah is a blend of three different Syrah vineyard sites growing on Keermont Vineyards:

Steepside Syrah: Growing on a North facing slope in deep, red clay-rich soils; this vineyard generally produces powerful full-bodied wines with rich, spicy flavours.

Topside Syrah: An unirrigated west facing vineyard planted at 400m above sea level on rocky sandstone-based soil. Topside Syrah is usually a more aromatic wine with good structure and natural acid.

Sweetwater Syrah: Situated in a rocky valley below the Fleurfontein spring, this is the coolest of the three Syrah sites and ripens the latest. Sweetwater Syrah is normally lighter and elegant in style with a herbal aroma.

Only produced 12 665 bottles and 145 magnums. Maybe one of these will be yours to enjoy!

 

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Bright red colour with a lighter hue
Nose Spicy red fruit and notes of sandalwood, tea leaf, cloves, and orange rind
Palate dry, gentle entry onto the palate, and opens up with cherry and raspberry flavours complimented by savoury spice and a black pepper note. A gentle, but tight tannin structure and good natural acid keep the flavours focussed into a tidy succulent finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 95% Syrah 5% Syrah
Alcohol % 14%
Style Round and full bodied Red
Estate/Producer Keermont Vineyards-Alex Starey
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch Mountains and Helderberg
Vintage 2017
Vinification Harvested by hand and vinified separately. This process is carried out gently and naturally in open top fermenters using traditional methods only. This wine spent 20 months maturing in seasoned 500 and 225 Litre French oak barrels before being bottled by hand without filtration on 21 December 2018
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great cellering potential with this current Vintage already aged slightly for you

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