Our 2021 Magna Carta strongly reflects the Steenberg terroir and the cooler, slower growing 2021 season by displaying aromas and concentrated flavours of elderflower, jasmine blossom and star-anise on the nose. The focus continues onto the palate where one finds an elegantly structured wine, showing ground spice and fruit richness tempered by a zesty acidity that forms the wine’s backbone. The Semillon component delivers a mouthfeel and weight in harmony with the lifting freshness provided by the Sauvignon-Blanc. It is sophisticated and ever-evolving in the glass, showing beautifully now, but will gain complexity with cellaring. Pairs beautifully with crayfish, duck, scallops, mussel soup and salmon tartare.
Award pedigree: 2011 vintage: Riscura White Hot Wine Award – Top Performing Bordeaux-style White Blend | Trophy Winner in Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2018: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017: 94 points | Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal