Steenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Round Label 2005

This easy drinking red wine is medium bodied with distinct ripe berry aromas, complemented by gentle oak. These aromas are carried through onto the palate creating a well-balanced, structured and rewarding wine.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 85.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 6.34  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

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 a sugar level of 24-25°B in March 2005.

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 28-30°C. After the grapes had fermented dry, they were pressed and the wine then underwent malo-lactic fermentation. After malo-lactic fermentation was complete, the wine was then matured in new and second fill French oak barriques for 12 months.

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