Steenberg Shiraz 1999

This full bodied Shiraz is deep garnet in colour with hints of green peppercorns, fennel and vanilla on the nose. Firm structure and good balance between acid, tannins and fruit on the palate with a soft velvet finish make this wine the ideal partner to all roasted red meats.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winemaker : Nicky Versfeld
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.5 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas Awards 2000 - Bronze

ageing : This wine will continue to develop and should keep between seven and ten years.

in the cellar : The grapes arrived at the cellar at a temperature of 20ºC. After crushing, the grapes were pumped to tank and inoculated with yeast. The grapes fermented at 24ºC for 5 days. The wine went under malolactic fermentation in tank. The wine was then tranferred to 225L 2nd fill Burgundy barrels and 225L 1st fill American oak barrels. Matured in oak for 16 months.

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