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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Keermont Vineyards

Region:

South Africa

Appellation:

Western Cape

Grape Type:

Syrah/Shiraz

Topside, Syrah, 2015

Tasting Note:

An elevated site of 350-400m in the Blauklippen Valley with rocky soils and decomposed granitic sandstone. West facing so gets the mid-morning to late afternoon sun. Translucent ruby colour, very bright and tense fine boned tannins almost Piemontese in its clarity and precision. Bursting with red fruit and violets but carried with enormous energy in the wine. Fresh raspberries and red cherry, stony river pebbles. The whole vineyard is 1.7 HA and the selection for the Topside usually comes from the same site within the block. Aged for just under two years in neutral barrique and 500L barrels. A standout.

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