Steenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

This full bodied red wine reflects distinct cassis and cigar box aromas, with ripe tannins complemented by gentle oak. The wine has a complex layered palate and will benefit from further cellaring.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.47 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : Soil type: Clovelly/Sterkspruit
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 14 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 8 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: 101 - 14 MGT

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at sugar level of 24°B in March.

in the cellar : After de-stalking and crushing the bunches, the grapes were pumped into stainless steel fermentation tanks and inoculated with a cultured yeast. Fermentation temperature was controlled at 28°C. After the grapes had fermented dry, they were pressed and the wine then underwent malo-lactic fermentation. After malo-lactic fermentionat was complete, the wine was then matured in new and second fill French oak barriques for 12 months.

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