Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$199

About the Wine

Keermont Cabernet grows in our Cottage Lane Vineyard on the mid-slopes of the Helderberg. This vineyard is situated on the crest of a ridge (320m above sea level) so has aspects ranging from East through North to West. It is very exposed resulting in small vines with low yields. This has allowed us to make a relatively fine grained Cabernet, but the clay soils translate to a wine with power, tension and fresh acidity. This wine spent 22 months maturing in 225 Litre French oak barrels before being bottled by hand without filtration. We produced just 4773 bottles. The wine was bottle matured in the Keermont cellar for a further 18 months before release.

The wine is bright crimson red colour. The nose is a complex mix of savoury notes: crushed herbs, violets, sandalwood, leather and some lovely bright red fruit. The palate is fine and yet powerful. Lush spicy red fruit is complimented by blueberry and bramble notes. Powerful tight-knit tannin and a very linear acidity afford the wine a long succulent finish.

 

Wine Analysis

Wine of Origin : Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Cultivars: Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Malbec 12%.
Total Acid: 5.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l
Alcohol: 15%
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$199