Concentrated berries with savoury notes of dried fynbos, lavender and fresh rosemary make Steenberg Merlot the ideal fireside comforter on chilly autumn or winter days.
Crafted from vines on the cool Steenberg foothills, the fresh and vibrant 2015 vintage is richly rewarding with a mouthful of plum, dark chocolate and black olives.
“With the change of seasons from summer into autumn, our food preferences change in turn to warmer, flavoursome and richer dishes. Our Steenberg Merlot is rich in generosity and warmth with a rounded texture which makes it a fantastic food-friendly wine,” says winemaker JD Pretorius.
Made for the long haul with the tannin and acidity in perfect balance, the Steenberg Merlot 2015 has the potential to age beautifully for up to 15 years. No wonder it is the top selling Steenberg red wine.
It’s a slam dunk with red meat. Chef Kerry Kilpin of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82 recommends a delicious grilled sirloin drizzled with a whisky and black pepper jus and a green pea and tomato salsa.
The 2015 vintage has stood up well to critical acclaim with a 92/100 rating from British Master of Wine Tim Atkin in his South Africa 2017 Special Report.
Steenberg Merlot 2015 is available at a cellar door price of R175.
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