Steenberg Catharina Red 2001

Steenberg Catharina Red 2001

This full bodied, deep garnet wine is a blend of 3 classic grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. It has strong vanilla and chocolate aromas with a ripe berry extract following through onto the palate.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Shiraz, 26% Merlot ]
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Drinking well now, but will continue to develop with further cellaring.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Decomposed Granite/Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 11 years
Pruning: Spur-2 bud
Yield: 7.00 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: 101 - 14 MGT/Richter 110

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in March/April 2001 at a sugar level of 24.5°Balling.

in the cellar : After de-stalking and crushing, the grapes were pumped into stainless steel tanks and inoculated. The grapes were fermented on the skins for 5 days at a temperature of 30°C. After fermentation, the grapes had extended maceration for 3 weeks. he wine was then pressed and matured in 225L French Oak barrels for 18 months. This final blend was 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 36% Shiraz.

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