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Steenberg Stately 2016

Steenberg Stately 2016

Stately`s colour is deep black-red with a lighter, garnet red on the rim. The nose entices with ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, dried black olives, ripe mulberries, leather, freshly ground black pepper and star anise. Liquorice, camphor and a distinct earthiness emerges upon the second swirl. This is
a dense and opulent wine, showing remarkable silky texture and depth as well as an elegant tannin structure. Spice, black fruit, floral and earthy notes linger on the palate long after the last sip.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Shiraz ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : This blend is showing beautifully now, and will reward cellaring for up to 5 years.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Koffieklip and Shale
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 7- 30 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud

about the harvest: 

Harvest Date: February / March 2016
Yield: 7 - 10 ton/H

in the cellar : The Cabernet Sauvignon portion for the Stately is sourced from the Darling Hills and the Shiraz from Constantia. Each variety was fermented separately, on the skins, for 14 days. Pump overs were done three times per day to extract colour and tannin. After fermentation; the wines were racked into French oak barrels - a combination of 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and the wine was aged for 18 months. A light fining was done before bottling in November 2017.

The Cabernet Sauvignon forms the backbone of this wine with a beautiful tannin structure that will aid with its longevity; whilst the Shiraz brings fleshy fruit, earthiness and spice to the blend.

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