Steenberg, originally known as Swaaneweide (the feeding place of swans), is located about 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre, in Constantia. In 1682 Catharina Michelse, also known as The Widow Ras ( Michelse was the name of her fifth husband ) asked Simon van der Stel for a portion of ground at the foot of the Ou Kaapse Weg and he agreed to lease 25 Morgen to her. After he became the owner of Groot Constantia in 1685, she asked him for a legal title deed and a mandate was granted to her in 1688 to ‘cultivate, plough and to sow and also to possess the farm below the stone mountain ‘. In 2005 Graham Beck bought the estate. The original Manor House has been restored and declared a Provincial Heritage Site and the farm includes the 5-Star Steenberg Hotel & Spa, a tasting room and two restaurants.
Steenberg Merlot 2018
The 2018 Merlot is a quintessential cool-climate expression of the cultivar: elegant with soft red fruit and characteristic notes of vanilla, cedar and clove with a lively edge. The nose offers sour cherry, tobacco leaf and plum, while the palate reveals redcurrant, vanilla and spicy clove. The velvety texture is enhanced by refreshing acidity, while well-integrated, fine tannins add structure.
This fuller-bodied wine will stand up to rich dishes with strong Mediterranean flavours, such as braised and roast meats, tomato-based stews, mature cheeses and briny olives.
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