The Keermont Fleurfontein 2012 is our maiden release Dessert Wine. It derives its name from a beautiful spring on the farm near to where the grapes are sourced. The wine is produced by pinching the stems of the grapes while they hang on the vine. This stops the translocation of fluids into and out of the grapes and allows them to slowly dry out on the vine naturally.
The raisins are harvested a few weeks later and the syrupy juice is squeezed from them with an intensive pressing process. The syrup ferments in barrel and is left to mature for 12 months. Total production was just one barrel yielding 580 bottles. All grapes used in producing this wine were grown on Keermont Vineyards. Bottling was carried out by hand without filtration.
An attractive autumn golden colour. Powerful apple, lime and melons on the nose with light oak and nut aromas. Palate defined by a central core of fresh acidity which balances the sweetness and layers of fruit and rich lease. Drink now through 2025.
- Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): 92pts 2010 ‘Fleurfontein has superb definition on the nose with Sauternes-like honeyed fruits with great purity and definition. Drink now-2016+’.
- Platter’s South African wine guide 2012: 4 stars