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STEENBERG MERLOT 2019

R209.00 VAT

Wine Club price R177.65 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 2019 Merlot is a quintessential cool-climate expression of the cultivar: elegant with soft red fruit and characteristic notes of vanilla, tobacco, and cinnamon with a lively edge. The nose offers sour cherry, dried sage and plum, while the smooth 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

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ALCOHOL: 14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.1g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 5.9g / litre
PH: 3.61

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Weight 1 kg
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 26% new, 51% 2nd, 15% 3rd and 8% older fill 225l French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation after which it was racked and returned to mature for an average of 26 months. It then underwent a light fining before bottling in early October 2020.

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