Analysis: Alcohol 12.5% | Sugar 1.8 g/l | TA 4.6 g/l | pH: 3.41
Harvested: February 2017
Soil Type: Shale / Weathered sandstone
Trellising: Bush vine / VSP
Age of Vines: 16-39 years
Yield: 5.5 ton/Ha
Vinification: Our Steenberg Rosé is made from Syrah (51%) and Cinsault (49%). The Syrah grapes hail from our farm here in Constantia as well as from a beautiful ridge in Robertson, whilst the Cinsault grapes were sourced from a special site of old bush vines in the heart of Stellenbosch and the Swartland. The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and whole bunch pressed with a champagne pressing cycle to extract a pale and delicate juice. The Syrah and Cinsault juice were fermented separately in order to retain the beautiful varietal characteristics of each cultivar. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with a small percentage in neutral oak. The wines were inoculated with neutral yeast strains and underwent a cool fermentation (13-15°C) for about 21 days. The Syrah and Cinsault were then blended, underwent a light fining and bottled mid-May.