Keermont Terrasse 2013

Whacked.

Whacked.

Since the maiden vintage 2010, the white blend Terrasse from Keermont in Stellenbosch  is a wine which enchants me even if don’t quite understand it. The wine is based on Chenin Blanc from a 1971 vineyard and is complimented by Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier and there’s also a certain curiousness about it that fascinates even so.

Winemaker Alex Starey describes 2013 “as our most challenging season yet” on account of wind damage in the vineyards at the end of November 2012.

Does it show in the wine? It’s a blend of 25% 1971 Chenin, 42% 2007 Chenin, 17% Chardonnay, 9% Viognier and 7% Sauvignon Blanc and the wine shows lemon and peach, some herbal character and some intriguing leesy complexity. It’s thick textured but possesses a good line of acidity and there’s a nice saline quality to the finish. It’s currently a bit unyielding and I’d advise cellaring it for at least another 12 months. Price: R120.

Score: 91/100.

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