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Keermont Topside Syrah (2017)

100% Syrah


Sold in case of 6 x 750ml

35 in stock


Keermont Topside Syrah 2017 is a world-class Syrah from one of the most acclaimed wine estates in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This wine is made from grapes grown on the steep midslopes of the Helderberg Mountain range, where the rich red clay loam soils and the intense sunshine produce wines with power and structure. The wine has a bright scarlet color and pure grapey aromas with hints of red spices, herbs, and lavender. The palate is succulent and dry, with spicy fruit flavours and fine-boned tannins. The finish is long and juicy, with notes of anise, liquorice, and mineral saltiness. This wine is perfect for pairing with game, venison, or cheese. Keermont Topside Syrah 2017 is a limited edition wine that has been aged for 20 months in seasoned French oak barrels and bottled by hand without filtration. Order the wine online now and enjoy free shipping for orders above 2500 SEK. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste a masterpiece from Keermont Vineyards!

Delivery December 2023/January 2024

Alc: 14.5 % pH: 3.67 TA: 4.8 g/L RS: 1.6 g/L TSO2: 65 mg/L VA: 0.72 g/L
Find out more about Keermont on their producer page

“Topside is all made with the 470 clone and hails from a single vineyard with a westerly aspect that sees very little sunshine in the mornings. Denser and firmer than its stablemate Steepside, this a dark, inky, brooding Syrah with fig, damson and Asian spice flavours and lots of stony grip.” – Tim Atkin (South Africa 2022 Report), 96 pts

In the vineyard

<p>The Topside Syrah vineyard is situated high up on the West facing mid-slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain range (Elevation 350m). It was planted in 2006 on rocky soils consisting of sandstone and granite, weathered from the peaks above. Vines are trellised and run with the contour in a North South direction. The elevation, soil and aspect all contribute to spicy character and fine tannin structure of this wine. The views from the top of this vineyard west to Table Mountain are simply breath taking. 2017 was an excellent growing season on Keermont. Despite a drier than usual Winter, we had strong growth<br /> 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 in late January. This rejuvenated the vines and allowed for extended ripening which definitely raised the general quality. We recorded one of our largest and healthiest crops yet and grapes came in with great analysis and concentration. Topside yield was 5.4 tons/Ha</p>

In the cellar

<p>All grapes used in producing this wine come from the Topside Syrah vineyard. Small sections of the vineyard<br /> are specifically selected according to ripeness, harvested by hand and vinified separately. Fermentation is carried out by yeast which occurs naturally on the grape skins. Our red wines spend three to four weeks fermenting and macerating on the skins in small open top tanks with one or two gentle ‘punch-downs’ performed per day. This wine spent 20 months maturing in seasoned 500 litre French oak barrels before being bottled by hand without filtration. Only 2813 bottles and 62 Magnums were produced.</p>

Pairing suggestions

<p>Lamb, beef or venison cuts.</p>