Steenberg Catharina Red 2012

Steenberg Catharina Red 2012

The wine is full-bodied and reflects a fusion of the best red varieties on Steenberg. Lots of ripe lush berry flavours on the nose, cigar box, cederwood, crushed berries and dried herbs with a slight earthiness. The palate is fresh with spice, dried prunes and plums with a touch of vanilla. Firm tannins give the wine backbone and will allow it to develop well in the bottle.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 61% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Shiraz ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

ageing : Cellar and enjoy over the next 5 - 7 years.

in the vineyard : Soil type Clovelly / Decomposed granite
Trellising Elongated Perold
Age of vine: 10 - 18 years
Pruning Spur - 2 bud
Rootstock Richter 110

about the harvest: 
On average the grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 23° - 25° B.
Harvest Date: March 2012
Yield: 9.2t/ha

in the cellar : Catharina is a barrel selection of the best barrels from each vintage deemed good enough to produce our top estate red. Each cultivar is vinified and aged separately in a traditional red wine making style. The juice was fermented on the skins for 15 - 20 days, allowing the temperature in the tank to peak at 30° C. Air was incorporated during pump-overs which occurred 2 times per day. After pressing, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels (80% new, 14% second fill and 6% third fill) for malolactic fermentation and maturation of 15 months. The wine underwent a light egg white fining before bottling in October 2013.

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