Keermont Amphitheatre (2016) Pre-Order

32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, and 1% Syrah


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Keermont Amphitheatre 2016 is a premium red blend from one of the most acclaimed wine estates in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This wine showcases the diversity and complexity of the terroir, as it is made from grapes grown on different slopes and aspects of the Keermont Vineyards. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, each contributing to the harmony and balance of the final product. The wine has a bright crimson red color and a bouquet of ripe strawberries, vanilla, and citrus blossom. The palate is elegant and smooth, with flavours of plums, berries, herbs, and oak. The finish is long and satisfying, with hints of cherries and tannins. This wine is perfect for pairing with grilled meats, cheese, or chocolate desserts. Keermont Amphitheatre 2016 is a limited edition wine that has been aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and for 5 years in the bottle before release. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste a masterpiece from Keermont Vineyards! Pre-Order yours for delivery Early October 2023 – Alc: 14.0 % pH: 3.61 TA: 5.4 g/L RS: 2.0 g/L TSO2: 71 mg/L VA: 0.81 g/L


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In the vineyard

<p>Keermont Vineyards is a specialist wine estate set in a naturally-formed amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch Mountain ranges. Selecting the best fruit from several vineyard sites on the farm, we create a blend each year which is distinctive, unique, and portrays the character of our superb terroir. This blend is Keermont Amphitheatre. All grapes used in producing our wines are grown on Keermont Vineyards. The vineyards grow on deep red clay rich soil derived from sandstone and granite and are surrounded by indigenous mountain ‘fynbos’ vegetation. Aspects vary from North East through North to West facing between 250 and 400 meters above sea level. This variety of slopes gives us complexity in our vineyards resulting in complexity in our wines.</p> <p>2016 vintage was a challenging one for the vineyard team. It started with moderate Winter temperatures and below average rainfall. Spring came early and was also warm and dry, we had to start irrigating earlier than usual. The weather continued to warm up towards Christmas and we experienced average maximum temperatures of 30°C and 35°C for December and January respectively! Fortunately, we had some rain during December which pepped the vines up leading into the critical ‘veraison’ period, when the berries change colour and begin to ripen and enter a high water-demand period. With all of the hot, dry weather the grapes ripened quickly and<br /> we started picking earlier than ever before on 19 January. We processed 78 tons and 11 varieties over the next month. Fortunately we were able to get all of the grapes in with good analysis. Harvest ended as quickly as it had begun. By 19 February we had picked all of the grapes for Keermont wines.</p> <p><a title="Keermont Amphitheatre 2016" href="https://keermont.co.za/product/estate-reserve/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">See Keermont’s Notes here</a></p>

In the cellar

<p>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. Keermont Amphitheatre 2016 spent 20 months maturing in seasoned French oak barriques (first, second, third fill) before being bottled by hand without filtration on 29 November 2017. The wine lay in bottle in our cellar for 5 years before release to ensure integration and maturity. 7500 bottles and 107 magnums were produced.</p>

Pairing suggestions

<p>Grilled meats, cheese, or chocolate desserts</p>