Steenberg Catharina Red 2004

Steenberg Catharina Red 2004

Veritas 2006 - Silver
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 : Merlot [ 38% Merlot, 37% Shiraz, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Nebbiolo ]
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.02 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

Veritas 2006 - Silver
SAA inflight 2006 - Economy Class

ageing : This wine will benefit with careful cellaring.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Decomposed Granite/Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 14 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/April 2004.

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 10 days at a temperature of 26-28ºC. 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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