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STEENBERG MERLOT 2016 – FEBRUARY SPECIAL (20% DISCOUNT)

p/b R141.60


Wine Club price R141.60 p/b

Our Merlot 2016 is a savoury offering. A fresh and vibrant nose shows subtle aromas of fresh red fruits such as wild strawberry and cherry, intermingled with dried fynbos, lavender and fresh rosemary. On the palate, this Merlot displays notes of fresh plum, dark chocolate and black olive. Furthermore, it exudes an earthiness and velvety texture that is supported by an elegant tannin structure and juicy acidity. The balance between tannin and acidity will allow the wine to age comfortably for the next 10 – 15 years. Enjoy paired with roast rack of rosemary lamb.

Award pedigree: Veritas Double Gold | Winner: Young Winemaker of the Year

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ALCOHOL: 14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.7g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 5.4g / litre
PH: 3.64

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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 23-25B, after which the juice was cold soaked at 10°C for 5 days and fermented on the skins for 7 – 14 days, allowing the temperature in the tank to peak at 28°C. The wine was then transferred to a combination of 55% new, 20% 2nd, 17% 3rd and 8% 4th fill French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and left to mature for 18 months. It then underwent a light fining before bottling in the second week of November 2016.

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