Winter is slowly, but surely, creeping up on us. One thing that excites me most about the cooler climate of winter, is red wine. Even better when it’s next to a cozy fireplace!
Steenberg‘s Merlot, with its concentrated berries, savoury notes of dried fynbos, lavender and fresh rosemary might be 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.
Winemaker, JD Pretorius, says:
“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.”
It is made for the long haul, with tannins and acidity in perfect balance and it has the potential to age beautifully for up to 15 years.
The wine is a slam dunk with red meat and 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. Get the recipe here…