Keermont, Merlot, Stellenbosch, 2017

£21.99 GBP

Small batches of grapes are specifically selected according to ripeness, harvested by hand and vinified separately. This process is carried out gently with minimal intervention in open top fermenters using traditional methods only. This wine spent 20 months maturing in seasoned French oak barrels before being bottled by hand without filtration on 30 November 2018. A total of 11171 bottles (930 cases) were produced.

Spicy red fruit and liqueur cherry aromas are complimented by classic dusty leather notes. The palate is full and rich but maintains a fresh elegance. Racy red berry flavours, chalky tannins and good balance afford the wine a long, succulent dry finish.