Keermont Estate may well take the prize for most beautiful vineyards and views in all of South Africa. And yup, there’s some pretty stiff competition! Nestled in a natural amphitheatre between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, their ambition is to produce wines that reflect the natural wonders of this exquisite place.
61% Chenin Blanc, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, 23% Chardonnay and 3% Viognier, with the backbone of the Chenin blanc from a 40 year old,unirrigated vineyard called ‘Riverside’. 2018 was quite the challenging year for South Africa at the peak of the four year drought, but this is a triumph. Citrus and stone fruit with a soft tease of vanilla, freshly green cut apple, frangipane and a hint of cut grass and earthiness. There’s notable richness on the palate from the lees contact, and it finishs long and limey. Delish!