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’. One of the great things about Keermont is that they never rush to release their wines, so it's developed some nicely waxy notes, pear tarte tatin, butterscotch and honeysuckle, macadamia nuts with a herbal, both sweet meadow and fresh green herb palate and long, tangy finish.
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.
FROM THE PRESS
“Audaciously succulent and generous. Peaches and caramel, pecan pie and orange melon, mango and allspice. Lots here! Pepper. Fennel. Pings around the palate with so much sharpshooting brightness but there is also this close-to-voluptuous richness. Seductive siren-call of a wine. 17”Tamlyn Currin, Jancisrobinson.com
“The 2018 Terrasse comes across surprisingly closed on the nose compared with the 2019, needing coaxing to reveal the pressed flower, wax resin and flinty aromas. The palate is fresh on the entry with flavors of tangerine peel and satsuma, and quite edgy thanks to the fine bead of acidity. Touches of praline appear toward the finish. This is a lovely white blend from Alex Starey. 92 points. Drink 2021-2032”Neal Martin, Vinous