Cabernet Franc 71%; Cabernet Sauvignon 18%; Syrah 11%
The Keermont Companion Red is a blend of a handful of barrels that were left over after we had made up our Keermont wines for 2020. The components are in no way inferior to the components of the Keermont range, we simply had more barrels of them than were required. Interestingly, the combination has resulted in a very complete, balanced, and delicious wine.
Small batches of grapes are specifically selected according to ripeness, harvested by hand and vinified separately. This process is carried out gently and naturally in open top fermenters using traditional methods only. This wine spent 22 months maturing in seasoned French oak barriques before being bottled by hand without filtration on 26/1/22. 1001 bottles were produced.
Ruby red in colour, this wine has a floral bouquet with hints of herbs, spice and dusty fruit. The palate is soft and spicy with a gentle, but firm tannin structure. Drink 2022-2033.