A prime example of the grape variety

Steenberg Merlot 2017

Steenberg Merlot 2017
  • STE-092017
  • Great fruit aromas, accompanied by herbs and chocolate
  • Rich on the palate, well-structured and velvety smooth
  • The ideal red wine for Mediterranean dishes
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19.95€ 26.60€/l

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The Steenberg Merlot is an excellent example of this grape variety: a rich red wine that delights...
The Steenberg Merlot is an excellent example of this grape variety: a rich red wine that delights the connoisseur with characteristic notes of red fruits and herbs such as lavender, fennel, aniseed and a bit of eucalyptus. On the nose, the aromas of cherries and red currants are particularly noticeable, while further nuances of sour cherries, dark chocolate and cloves pamper the palate. The velvety soft texture and fresh acidity provide a pleasant mouthfeel and the well-integrated tannins give the Steenberg Merlot its great structure. Enjoy this red wine, which matured in French oak for 15 months, best with aromatic dishes from the Mediterranean cuisine or with dark meat or cheese.

Awards

Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Silver, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2016
4 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 87 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Bronze, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 92 Points
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2013
4 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 91 Points

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Name:
Steenberg Merlot 2017
Article-No.:
STE-092017
Grape Varieties:
Merlot
Vintage:
2017
Winery:
Steenberg Vineyards
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Steenberg, Steenberg Rd, 7945 Tokai, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
19.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,2 g/l
Serve at:
14-16 °C
Best before:
2027
In the Cellar:
The wine matured in French oak for 15 months.
Appellation:
Constantia
Allergen:
Sulphite

Steenberg in Constantia with True Luxury Atmosphere

Steenberg is one of the oldest properties in the Constantia region. Its former origin dates back to the year 1682 – back then, it was called ‘Swaaneweide’. Catharina Ras, a woman with a strong mind, founded the estate and was one of the very first South African women who owned land. Later on, Peter van der Stel decided to build his manor house there. Since 1969, it is registered as a national monument.

But it was only with the end of the Apartheid that the estate reached its current glory. In 1990, not only the vineyards but also the awe-inspiring manor house including housing complex were restored as part of an extensive and elaborate renovation. In order to be able to offer its visitors more and to make the stay truly unforgettable, Steenberg opened a luxury hotel in 1997 with a divine golf course. Since 2007, Graham Beck is the proud owner of the wine farm Steenberg.

Excellent Location and Detailed Wine Cultivation

Steenberg is located less than 20 minutes away from Cape Town. The farm covers a total area of 203 hectares from which 60 hectares are completely planted with vines that grow at an altitude of 60 up to 160 metres above sea level. The vines are oriented towards the north-west to ensure sunlight reaches the vines as good as possible. Due to the mild, cool sea breezes, the temperatures are surprisingly cool and constant rain provides sufficient nutrients in the growth period. At the winery, the winemakers cultivate 60% white vines – dominantly Sauvignon Blanc, followed by Chardonnay and Sémillon. 40% are left to the red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Steenberg is also one of the few wine farms that cultivate the Italian vine Nebbiolo. Those wines are often ideal meal companions with a well-defined acid content and fruity expression. Besides the Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, the Merlot and Sémillon can also highly be recommended.

Tryn and Bistro Sixteen 82

The restaurant Tryn honours the founder of the Estate who, despite the unfavourable circumstances (after all, she survived four husbands and married a fifth), has always believed in the possibilities of Steenberg. Here, the kitchen serves modern variations for the sophisticated palate.

In the year 2009, Graham Beck decided to build the highly modern and exclusive bistro Sixteen 82 which hints at the founding year of Steenberg. Sitting on the sheltered terrace, gourmets enjoy the beautiful view of the impressive mountains that surround the vineyards. Head chef Kerry Kilpin dedicates her culinary art completely to the Asian cuisine, inspired by her frequent visits to Thailand.