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Organic

Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah

A classic Syrah that isn’t available every year
Organic
75 cl.
2015
92 Parker
Details
Alcohol 14.50%
Production area Coastal Region
Designation WO Stellenbosch
Winery Keermont
Contains sulphites
Varieties 100% Syrah
Service 16.0
Volume 75 cl.
Tasting notes

Red wine Aged in wood Organic. 20 months in French oak barrels.

Steepside Syrah 2015 is a classic, concentrated red wine made from Syrah. The nose offers notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum skin and black pepper. On the palate it is dry with mineral tension in the mid-palate, and stand-out soft and smoky spices. Persistent finish.

Style Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Pairing
Red meat

About Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah

The Keermont winery was founded in 2013 when Mark and Monica Wraith moved from Gauteng (in the north of South Africa) to Stellenbosch in the south. This is where, less than 30 minutes from the centre of this university town, they bought two adjoining estates in the Blaauwklippen valley, surrounded by the Helderbeg and Stellenboschberg mountain ranges and crossed by the Blaauwklippen river. In short: an enviable location where very unique wines are made, like this Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah.

As you can imagine, Keermont’s terrain is very diverse in terms of soils and altitudes. The Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah wine is made using grapes from vineyards planted on the steep slopes of the Helberg mountain range, at an altitude of 300 metres. These vines are more exposed to the sun than the vines near the river, and the soil is predominantly clay loam. Both of these factors result in wines with a lot of character and strength.

The grapes are harvested by hand and after a meticulous selection, they are vinified separately. For red wines made at Keermont, the winemaking process involves 3-4 week fermentations, with subsequent maceration in an open tank with up to two gentle pump-overs per day. Finally Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah is moved to French oak barrels, where it ages for 20 months before being bottled unfiltered.

Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah is not made every year. To be more precise, this red is part of a very exclusive range with a Single Vineyards label from the South African Wine Industry Information & Systems NPC (SAWIS). This guarantees that these bottles don’t contain wine from any other vineyards. As we well know, the plants don’t act the same way every year. This is why a glass of Keermont Vineyards Steepside Syrah is a special occasion, not to be missed.

2015

Steepside Syrah 2015 is a classic, concentrated red wine made from Syrah. The nose offers notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum skin and black pepper. On the palate it is dry with mineral tension in the mid-palate, and stand-out soft and smoky spices. Persistent finish.

2015
92 Parker

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