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Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


About the Wine


Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon grows in our Cottage Lane Vineyard on the Helderberg side of the farm. This vineyard is situated on the crest of a ridge (320m above sea level) so has aspects ranging from East through North to West. It is very exposed resulting in small berries with low yields. This has allowed us to make a relatively fine grained Cabernet, but the clay soils translate to a wine with power, tension and fresh acidity. We blend in a couple of barrels of other varieties to add to the complexity of flavour and tannin structure.


Small batches 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 21 months maturing in seasoned French oak barriques before being bottled by hand on 10 December 2021. 8853 bottles and 101 magnums were produced. The Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 was bottle aged in our cellar for 16 months before release to ensure integration and improved drinkability.


Dark ruby red in colour, this vintage has a vibrant bouquet of ripe red berry fruit, cassis, vanilla pudding, and a hint of dried herbs. The pallet is soft and rich. The tannins are round and gentle, while the natural acidity keeps the ripe fruit in check. Savoury notes of cocoa and cloves add character to the bright red strawberry and mulberry flavours which linger into a long, luscious, juicy finish. Drink 2023 – 2035.


Wine Analysis

Wine of Origin : Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Cultivars: Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Cabernet Franc 8%.
Total Acid: 5.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l
Alcohol: 15%