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STEENBERG MERLOT 2018
Wine Club price R174.25 p/b
Your same favourite wine with a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Merlot featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
Our 2018 Merlot is a quintessential cool-climate expression of the cultivar: elegant with soft red fruit and characteristic notes of vanilla, cedar and clove with a lively edge. The nose offers sour cherry, tobacco leaf and plum, while the palate reveals redcurrant, vanilla and spicy clove. The velvety texture is enhanced by refreshing acidity, while well-integrated, fine tannins add structure. This fuller-bodied wine will stand up to rich dishes with strong Mediterranean flavours, such as braised and roast meats, tomato-based stews, mature cheeses 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
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29 cm|
In The Cellar
Intensive suckering and crop reduction helps concentrate the fruit and ensure that the Merlot has good colour and a distinctive character. The grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 24-25°B. 15% of the juice was drawn off before crush / de-stemming to improve flavour and colour. The juice was cold soaked at 10°C for five days and fermented on the skins for 10 – 14 days, allowing the temperature in the tank to peak at 28°C. The wine was then transferred to a combination of 47% new, 40% 2nd and 13% 3rd fill 225l French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and left to mature for 24 months. It then underwent a light fining before bottling in late July 2020.
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R 1,052 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 894.20
Rediscover the memories of your favourite wine tasting with Steenberg Cellar @ Home, a tasting room experience in the comfort of your home with a variety of wines available in mixed-case selections.
The Classic Tasting includes:
- Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Cap Classique x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Ruby Rosé x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Syrah x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Merlot x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend x 1 bottle
Your tasting selection will include a QR code on the box and inside the box. Scan this QR code to access exclusive tasting videos. These videos feature a selection of personnel from Steenberg who will guide you through your tasting, just as if you were at the farm.
You will also receive a tasting booklet which will give you all the wine details you need in the palm of your hand.
Wine Club price R148.75 p/b
Brand new release!
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.
The FIVE chapters are narrated on a series of different back labels. Collect them all to discover the story.
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 earth, basil and plum. It is a medium to full-bodied wine, showing a silky texture and depth, as well as an elegant tannin structure. Savoury sundried tomato pesto, tobacco spice, cherry and cinnamon notes linger on the palate long after the last sip. The 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. This wine is showing beautifully now and will reward cellaring for up to 5 years.
Wine Club price R174.25 p/b
Your same favourite wine with a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Syrah featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
Our gracious Steenberg Syrah’s full red colour is a sign of the flavours and aromas that await you in the glass. Dried prune, cloves, plums, and cherry sherbet on the nose transform into a medium-bodied, delicate black fruit and spice driven wine with soft, fine tannins, integrated acidity and a silky texture. The ideal partner to fillet au poivre – in fact all red meats grilled over open flames.
Award pedigree: 2016 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 90 points
Wine Club price R240.00p/b
JUNE PROMOTION. WAS R300. NOW R240.
Returning to this wine years after bottling has proven what a great vintage 2017 was for reds in Constantia. On appearance, this wine is ruby red with a typically clear yet bright hue. The bouquet displays primary notes of fresh strawberry coulis, dried cranberry along with some truffle, leather and red cherry. The wine displays the natural tart acidity and grippy tannins of Nebbiolo on the palate, although with a well-rounded and fuller mouth-feel than can sometimes be the case with this varietal. Flavours of sour cherry, raspberry and tobacco leaf linger to give the wine brilliant length and persistence.
The wine shows beautiful fruit and floral characters in youth, but will develop well over the next 7 to 10 years and will greatly reward those who resist it’s youthful charm.
Award pedigree: 2015 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017: 93 points
Wine Club price R293.25 p/b
The 2018 Catharina is bold yet suave, forthright yet subtle, assured and alluring. It displays volumes of basil and cedar, cassis and lavender blossom, cinnamon stick and dark chocolate. Layers of concentrated red and black fruit (raspberry, blackcurrant and black cherry) show on both the nose and the palate, accented with a full, smooth texture from the Cabernet Sauvignon component. Light herbal notes from the Merlot lend a refreshing finish, while the Malbec and Petit Verdot round out the blend, adding structure and depth. Dark fruit and spice, lifting acidity and an encompassing tannic finish create the optimal pairing for most red meat (particularly a garlic and rosemary stuffed roast lamb shoulder) or rich saucy dishes. Will bottle age well for 7 to 10 years after bottling.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 36%
Petit Verdot: 6%
Award Pedigree: 2016 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide:4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points