Steenberg Catharina Red 2013

Steenberg Catharina Red 2013

The wine is full-bodied and reflects a fusion of the best red varieties at Steenberg. The nose shows aromasof ripe red fruits, dried herbs, aniseed and lavender. On the palate dried herbs, plums, cedar-wood andspice. Firm tannins give the wine backbone and will allow it to develop well in the bottle.


variety : Merlot [ 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Shiraz ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Cellar and enjoy over the next 5 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : Soil type Clovelly / Decomposed granite
Trellising Elongated Perold
Age of vine: 11 - 19 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 2013
Yield: 7.6t/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 twice per day. After pressing, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels (73% new, 25% second fill and 2% third fill) for malolactic fermentation and maturation of 15 months. The wine underwent a light fining before bottling in October 2014.

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