The Keermont Fleurfontein (‘flower fountain’) derives its name from a beautiful spring on the farm near the Sauvignon Blanc vineyard from which the grapes are sourced. Produced by pinching the stems of the grape bunches while they ripen on the vine allowing them to dry naturally. The raisons are harvested a few weeks later and the syrupy juice is squeezed from them.
One of very few world-class sweet wines produced entirely from Sauvignon Blanc, this is
made using the cordon cut method and left on the vines for another four weeks to accumulate sugar. Fermented in Hungarian oak, it’s a waxy, spicy, hay and grapefruit-like sticky with 216 grams of sugar and a volatile edge.
The Keermont Terrasse white blend derives its name from the terraced vineyards in the Stellenbosch mountains from which the grapes are harvested. The backbone of this blend is Chenin Blanc from a 43 year old un-irrigated vineyard called 'Riverside' and is complimented by Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.
Showing a little more bite and freshness than the richer, softer 2013 did at the same stage, this assemblage of Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier is a floral, savoury, seamless blend with nuanced oak undertones, nutmeg spice, leesy texture and remarkable length.