STEENBERG MERLOT 2020R210.00 VAT
Wine Club price R178.50 p/b
Your same favourite wine with a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Merlot featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
Our 2020 Merlot is a quintessential cool-climate expression of the cultivar: elegant with soft dark fruit and characteristic notes of plum, liquorice, and mulberry with a lively edge. The nose offers cedarwood and lavender, while the broody and deep palate reveals raspberry preserve, umami and spicy clove. The velvety texture is enhanced by a refreshing acidity, while well-integrated, fine tannins add structure and a dry finish luring you back to the glass. This medium to full-bodied wine will stand up to rich dishes with strong Mediterranean flavours, such as braised and roast meats, tomato-based stews, mature cheese, and briny olives. Will bottle age well for five to seven years after bottling.
Award pedigree: 2011 vintage: Veritas Double Gold | 2012 vintage: Winner: Young Winemaker of the Year | 2015 – 2018 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 stars
STEENBERG BARREL FERMENTED SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022VAT
Wine Club price R140.00 p/b
MARCH PROMOTION: WAS R175. NOW R140.
Previously known as Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc.
Your same favourite wine with new name and a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
Both terroir and treatment are immediately evident in the glass. A resonance of dill, capers, greengage, and wet granite marry on both the nose and palate. Acidity and spice form the backbone, dominating on the palate, while a pithy yet creamy texture rounds out the overall mouthfeel. The textured, juicy palate shows citrus zest, vanilla and apricot. A lingering herbaceous and mineral finish completes the experience. This wine will be enhanced by a food pairing such as shellfish, or a Thai curry accented by ginger and lemongrass. Drink now, but wait five to seven years for a truly evolved experience.
2017 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points
2018 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points
2019 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 91 points | IWSC Silver
STEENBERG THE BLACK SWAN SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022R260.00 VAT
Wine Club price R221.00 p/b
The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2022 is a pure expression of the Steenberg terroir and shows notes of nasturtium, sugar-snap pea, fresh asparagus and capsicum on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with fresh lemon and subtle hints of dried apricot and mange tout. A mouth-watering acidity accompanies a full and long finish achieved with extended lees contact in tank. This is a wonderful food wine and will reward cellaring of between 10 – 20 years.
2021 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2023 – 5 Stars
2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc of the Year | Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 – 5 Stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2018 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2019 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2020 vintage: Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points
2021 vintage: Decanter Silver | IWSC: Silver
STEENBERG FIVE LIVES RED BLEND 2020
Wine Club price R148.75 p/b
Brand new release!
22% CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The life of Catharina Ras, Steenberg’s remarkable founder, was one of adventure and zeal and can be imagined into a tale of FIVE chapters with each chapter offering Catharina a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges.
These FIVE chapters illustrate the FIVE LIVES of Catharina and how she was able to harness her courage, adapt and be resilient through each new challenge and each new life.
With Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend, we show admiration to Catharina’s life-long resilience and courage.
The FIVE chapters are narrated on a series of different back labels. Collect them all to discover the story.
Steenberg Five Lives expresses an intense dark red hue with a lighter, garnet red on the rim. The nose displays prominently with blackcurrant cassis and notes of fennel, prune and cinnamon. It is a medium to full-bodied wine, showing a silky texture and depth, as well as an elegant tannin structure. Flavours of smooth blackberry jam lead into star anise and ground spice. The mid palate has a juicy cherry compote fruit profile with the acidity tempering a slight richness. Merlot forms the backbone of this wine with clean, bright fruit which add subtle freshness. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings a formal, earnest profile to the blend and the Malbec rounds it all off with fruit weight. This wine is showing beautifully now and will reward cellaring for up to 5 years.
STEENBERG LADY R CAP CLASSIQUE 2018R530.00 VAT
Wine Club Price R450.00 p/b
Our 2018 Lady R has a pale copper hue. Aromatically, this wine shows hints of red apple skin, desiccated coconut, raspberry pie, almond paste, citrus biscuits and savoury dried herbs. The creaminess on the palate is
complemented by the subtle and refreshing acidity of the wine. There’s a salinity that carries through on the palate alongside restrained pear and cinnamon spiciness. Lady R’s effervescence shows finesse with elegantly
fine bubbles that contribute to the overall texture of the wine. It is seriously structured and shows elegance and beautiful ageing ability.
Pinot Noir – 70%
Chardonnay – 30%
2016 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | IWSC Silver | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points
2015 vintage: IWSC: Gold Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points. | Decanter World Wine Awards: 92 points
2012 vintage: 5 stars – Platter’s Wine Guide 2018 | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points