Steenberg Echo Red Blend 2012

On the nose, dark fruits, berries, cherries and cassis are followed by notes of dark chocolate and cigar box. On the palate, dried herbs and spices with a touch of mint are supported by fine powdery tannins.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Ready to drink now but will age well for the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : The fruit is sourced from Constantia, Darling and Stellenbosch.

Soil type: Clovelly / Oakleaf/ Avalon
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 11-23 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Origin: Coastal Region

about the harvest: Harvest Date: March/April 2012
Yield: 5-6 ton/Ha

in the cellar : Each variety was fermented separately, on the skins, for about 14 days. Pump overs were done three times per day to extract colour and tannin. After fermentation the wines were racked into small French oak barrels - a combination of 2nd and 3rd fill. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and aged for 14 months. A light fining was done before bottling in October 2013.

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