First Verse 2018, Keet, Stellenbosch
The Cabernet Franc adds the spicy, restrained elegance and fine-grained tannins, the Merlot introduces plum and red berry flavours, while the Cabernet
Sauvignon provides rigidity with firm tannins and blackberry and cassis flavours.
Christopher Keet’s iconic ‘First Verse’ is his only release, and has been ever since its maiden vintage in 2009. His eponymous winery is run on the philosophy that ‘the art of viticulture lies in the focus, attention to detail and precision nurturing of vine and wine’.
The grapes were fermented on the skins to extract the grape flavours, colour and tannins. Thereafter the wine was matured in the finest French oak barrels for 19 months, blended and bottled.