Steenberg Shiraz 2000

Veritas 2001 - Gold
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 : 13.59 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 3.59 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2001 - Gold

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

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Shiraz (Syrah)
Soil type: Oakleaf/Clovelly/Avalon
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 5 years
Pruning: Spur 2 - bud
Yield: 5.00 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: 101 - 14 MGT; Richter 110

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in March 2000.

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

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