Keet First Verse 2019
Winemaking and Maturation
In order to produce great wine, one has to develop a deep understanding of terroir combined with precision viticulture. Winemaking I believe, should involve the combination of tradition, modern technology, science, art and passion. The grapes were fermented on the skins to extract the grape flavours, colour and tannins. Thereafter the wine was matured in the finest French oak barrels for 19 months, blended and bottled.
This wine is packed with layered Christmas cake flavours of berries, cherries and prunes. The French oak aromas are seductively woven into the juicy texture of the wine
The Cabernet Franc adds spicy, restrained elegance and fine-grained tannins, the Merlot introduces plum and red berry flavours, while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides rigidity with firm tannins and blackberry and cassis flavours.
32% Cabernet Franc, 29% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec
Despite the drought, the dry, warm weather resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Warm days and below-average cool nights during the ripening stage gave the colour and flavour development a positive boost.