Syrah 2016, Keermont, South Africa
A shop favourite for red wine lovers wanting a weekend treat.
The winery is south of Stellenbosch, high up in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, otherwise known as Paradyskloof (Paradise Valley) and around 12 km from the ocean.
Keermont Syrah is a blend of three different Syrah vineyard sites plus 13% Mourvedre
Small parcels of grapes are specifically selected according to ripeness, 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
Soft, silky and elegant and stylistically very much in the Syrah not the Shiraz camp.