Steenberg Catharina Red 2002

Steenberg Catharina Red 2002

Veritas 2004 - Gold
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
This full bodied, deep garnet wine is a unique Steenberg blend made in honour of Catharina Ras, our founder. It has a complex nose of lavender, spice and cedar wood with hints of cassis and firm ripe tannins on the palate.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 26% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Nebbiolo ]
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

Veritas 2004 - Gold
Veritas 2005 - Bronze

ageing : This wine will benefit with careful cellaring.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Decomposed Granite/Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 12 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 7.00 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: 101 - 14 MGT/Richter 110

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at sugar level of about 24-25° Balling in March and April 2002.

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing, the grapes were pumped into a stainless steel tanks and inoculated. The grapes were fermented on the skins for 7 days at a temperature of 30ºC. After fermentation and pressing the wine completed malolactic fermentation in the barrel. After racking the wine spent 20 months in new French oak. A gentle egg white fining was done before bottling.

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