Sterhuis Wines
Sterhuis Wines
STERHUIS - A little closer to the stars, a lot closer to perfection.

Hugging the lofty slopes of the Bottelary Hills, caressed by crisp ocean breezes from both the Atlantic and Indian, our vineyards are indeed touched by the stars.

For here, in the deep, coffee-coloured soils, grapes of stellar quality are grown. The unusually cool microclimate allows the fruit to develop unhurriedly, gradually ripening to full intensity.
So full of character and rich in nuances are these grapes, that precious little human intervention is required to transform them into wines worthy of our name.

This allows winemaker Johan Kruger, to put his minimalistic, natural approach to work, producing wines of exceptional personality and charming honesty.

Sophisticated viticultural techniques, a hands-on vineyard management style and much applauded winemaking skills complement nature's gracious gifts of high altitude, favourable soils and conducive climate.

The resultant wines are the true expression of cultivar, terroir and vintage - in perfect harmony.

WAYWARD MERLOT - Responding to Nurturing

Whether hi-tech or handcrafted, the Merlots currently being produced in South Africa are proving a pleasant surprise. Wendy Toerien explored the provenance of our top three, discovering that an understanding of a slightly wayward variety, combining dedicated vineyard care and natural but attentive winemaking, can produce delicious, deeply satisfying wine

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TasteTeam - The Dynamics of Wine

Wine Dynamics is a young wine distribution, sales and marketing company which was started by dynamic individuals in January 2010 after seeing a gap in the industry for a company that views itself as a business partner that creates smiles of satisfaction on their clients' faces. The selection of wines this month comes from a few of Wine Dynamics' clients who will also be represented at The Wine Show Jo'burg...

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The wines of Sterhuis, Stellenbosch

A family farm at the top of Stellenbosch's Bottelary hills, Sterhuis was bught as a retirement project/investment by André Kruger the father of the current manager/winemaker, Johan Kruger, in 1980. Initially, the grapes from the 112 hectare farm were sold, but Johan got involved in 1998 and the family are now making their own wine.

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Seal master

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Kathy Raath News August 2010

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Sterhuis wins both top white wine and top red wine from the Bottelary Ward at the 2007 Terroir Wine Awards

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sterhuis is featured in the taste magazine

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johan kruger is named diners club young winemaker of the year!

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ratings received by tim atkin, one of the top uk journalists

Sterhuis Chardonnay 2007
Bottelary (Stellenbosch), South Africa
Dry White (Cork), 14.5% abv
Very nutty aromas. The palate is full of flavour - peachy and nutty with some good lactic notes, depth and long, tapering, richly flavoured finished. Very good, powerful Chardonnay with well-judged oak.
Score: 90/100

listen to classic fm interview with johan kruger by john fraser

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