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STEENBERG NEBBIOLO 2016

p/b R295.00

Wine Club price R250.75 p/b

On appearance, this wine is slightly brick red with a clear yet bright hue. The bouquet displays notes of savoury strawberry compote, aniseed and truffle; along with notes of leather and red cherry. The wine displays the natural tart acidity and grippy tannins of Nebbiolo, accompanied with hints of sour cherry, raspberry and tobacco leaf.

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

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ALCOHOL: 14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 5.5g / litre
PH: 3.62

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Weight 1.351 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 29.5 cm

In The Cellar

The grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 24°B and then crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks where they fermented at 27°C for approximately 15 days.  The juice was inoculated with a yeast strain selected for the development of the natural characters in the Nebbiolo grape.  Two pump-overs were done per day to extract colour and tannin. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel and thereafter matured in 500L barrels with 20% first fill, 10% second fill, 20% third fill, 25% fourth fill and 25% fifth fill french oak barrels for 19 months.

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