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STEENBERG SAUVIGNON BLANC 2023
December 5, 2016
STEENBERG CHARDONNAY 2022
December 5, 2016

STEENBERG BARREL FERMENTED SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022

R185.00 VAT

Wine Club price R157.25 p/b

Previously known as Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc.

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.

Award pedigree:

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

 

ALCOHOL: 14.43%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.9g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 6.6g / litre
PH: 3.28

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 29 cm

In The Cellar

A unique Sauvignon Blanc, the 2022 Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc hails from carefully selected vineyard blocks on our Constantia estate. A fresh coastal breeze cools the vines, ensuring the grapes retain a bracing acidity alongside pure fruit character. The wine was fermented and aged in a combination of large (400l, 500l and 600l) French oak barrels (a few 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill but mainly older) and a concrete egg (16% of the total blend) for a total of 7 months. After maturation the wine was returned for stabilisation and filtration before bottling in November 2022.

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