Steenberg Merlot 2011 wins Double Gold at Veritas

Steenberg Merlot
Steenberg Merlot

Steenberg Merlot 2011 won a Double Gold at the Veritas Awards last weekend, adding to an already successful year for the Constantia Valley producer.

The Steenberg Merlot 2011 is only one of two Merlots recognised at Veritas as Double Gold South African Merlots.

It’s been a great year for Steenberg wines so far, having won the Trophy for Best White Blend at Old Mutual Trophy Show for the Magna Carta 2011.

The Black Swan 2012 secured a placing in the Top 100 Wines rankings. H.M.S. Echo Red Blend 2011 featured in the Classic Wine Magazine Top 6 and Magna Carta 2011 scored 5 stars in the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards.

“This award is just awesome” commented wine maker, JD Pretorius. “Steenberg has always had a great reputation for producing excellent Merlot so it is fantastic to get some more recognition. I am chuffed.”

Steenberg Merlot 2011 is a multi-layered wine with black berries, spearmint and hints of dark chocolate on the nose. On the palate, the flavours flow into plums and cedar wood allowing for excellent structure. Drink now, or keep for another 5 – 10 years. Best enjoyed with roast meat dishes.

It’s available at fine wine retailers nationwide, and at the cellar door for R135.00. 

Founded in 1682, Steenberg Farm is the oldest registered farm in the Cape. Steenberg Vineyards produces a range of much-loved wines through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking. From vine to bottle, Steenbergs wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate. Steenberg Vineyards produces a variety of wines, including Méthode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Nebbiolo and the ICON wine Magna Carta.

For further information please contact;

Caroline van Schalkwyk, Marketing Manager – Wines, Steenberg Vineyards, 021 713 2211

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