Steenberg Nebbiolo 2005

This medium bodied Nebbiolo is light plum in colour with hints of stewed prunes, spice and strawberry preserve on the nose. Firm structure and good balance between acid, tannins and fruit on the palate.

The ideal partner for any Italian cuisine.

variety : Nebbiolo | 100% Nebbiolo
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.65 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Soil type: Clovelly/Sterkspruit
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 11 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 6 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: 101 - 114 MGT

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 25°B in March 2005.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks. The grapes were inoculated with yeast and fermented at about 28°C with three pump overs per day. The wine was matured in second fill 225L French oak barrels for 12 months. The wine was given a light egg white fining and bottled with minimal filtration.

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