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Keermont Merlot (2018)

86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec


Sold in case of 6 x 750ml

6 in stock


In the vineyard

<p>2017 was a very good growing season on Keermont. Despite a drier than usual winter, we had strong growth in the vineyards during the spring time. This led to the formation of a good healthy crop which ripened evenly during the warm, dry summer. Harvest started fairly early, but was put on hold after a heavy rainfall. This perked the vines up and allowed for extended ripening which definitely raised the quality. We recorded one of our largest and healthiest crops yet.</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 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.</p>

Pairing suggestions

<p>Red meat, soft cheeses, pasta and pizza</p>