merlot

  • STEENBERG MERLOT 2021

    Wine Club price R188.70 p/b

    Our 2021 Merlot is a quintessential cool-climate expression of the cultivar: elegant with soft dark fruit and characteristic notes of plum, liquorice, and mulberry with a lively edge. The nose offers cedarwood and lavender, while the broody and deep palate reveals raspberry preserve, umami and spicy clove. The velvety texture is enhanced by a refreshing acidity, while well-integrated, fine tannins add structure and a dry finish luring you back to the glass. This medium to full-bodied wine will stand up to rich dishes with strong Mediterranean flavours, such as braised and roast meats, tomato-based stews, mature cheese, and briny olives. Will bottle age well for five to seven years after bottling.

    Award pedigree: 2011 vintage: Veritas Double Gold | 2012 vintage: Winner: Young Winemaker of the Year | 2015 – 2018 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 stars

    R222.00 VAT
  • STEENBERG FIVE LIVES RED BLEND 2021

    Wine Club price R157.25 p/b

    73% MERLOT

    16% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    11% MALBEC

    The life of Catharina Ras, Steenberg’s remarkable founder, was one of adventure and zeal and can be imagined into a tale of FIVE chapters with each chapter offering Catharina a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

    These FIVE chapters illustrate the FIVE LIVES of Catharina and how she was able to harness her courage, adapt and be resilient through each new challenge and each new life.

    With Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend, we show admiration to Catharina’s life-long resilience and courage.

    Steenberg Five Lives expresses an intense dark red hue with a lighter, garnet red on the rim. The nose displays prominently with blackcurrant cassis and notes of fennel, prune and cinnamon. It is a medium to full-bodied wine, showing a silky texture and depth, as well as an elegant tannin structure. Flavours of smooth blackberry jam lead into star anise and ground spice. The mid palate has a juicy cherry compote fruit profile with the acidity tempering a slight richness. Merlot forms the backbone of this wine with clean, bright fruit which add subtle freshness. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings a formal, earnest profile to the blend and the Malbec rounds it all off with fruit weight. This wine is showing beautifully now and will reward cellaring for up to 5 years.

    R185.00 VAT
  • Steenberg Classic Selection

    Steenberg Wine Club Price: R 925.65

    The Classic Selection includes:

    • Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Cap Classique x 1 bottle
    • Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc x 1 bottle
    • Steenberg Ruby Rosé x 1 bottle
    • Steenberg Chardonnay x 1 bottle
    • Steenberg Merlot x 1 bottle
    • Steenberg Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc x 1 bottle

    R1,089.00 VAT