Steenberg Merlot 2002

Steenberg Merlot 2002

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Silver
Veritas 2003 - Gold

This deep purple Merlot has incredible fruit concentration. Multi-faceted, with violets, incense and hints of soft spear mint on the nose. Black and red berry intensity on the palate, together with rich but subtle oak flavours and ripe tannins provide this wine with a long, full finish.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.31 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Silver
Veritas 2003 - Gold

in the vineyard : Soil type: Clovelly / Decomposed granite
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 11 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 8 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: Richter 110

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 24.5°B on the 4th March 2002.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented on the skins for the seven days, allowing the temperature in the tank to peak at 30°C. Air was incorporated during pump-overs which occurred 3 times per day. After pressing the wine was transferred to 225L new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation. The wine was left in barrel for 14 months. It then underwent a light egg white fining before being bottled.

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