Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc SelectionNovember 12, 2020
STEENBERG SPARKLING SAUVIGNON BLANC MAGNUM NV – 1.5LOctober 11, 2022
STEENBERG FIVE LIVES RED BLEND 2020
Wine Club price R143.65 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.
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29 cm|
In The Cellar
The three varietal portions for Steenberg Five Lives were vinified in stainless steel tanks. Prior to fermentation, 10-15% of the juice was drawn off the skins to aid body and fullness. The varietals were fermented separately, on the skins, for 14 days. Pump overs were done twice per day to extract colour and tannin. After fermentation and malolactic conversion they were separately racked into 4th fill and older small French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 22 months after which it was blended and a light fining was done before bottling in August 2022.
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Award pedigree: 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 stars | 2016 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points | Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | 2015 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017: 93 points
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The 2019 Catharina is bold yet suave, forthright yet subtle, assured and alluring. It displays volumes of pinecone and cherry, cassis and lavender blossom, cinnamon stick and dark chocolate. Layers of concentrated red and black fruit (raspberry, blackcurrant and black cherry) show on both the nose and the palate, accented with a full, supple texture from the Cabernet Sauvignon component. Light herbal notes from the Merlot lend a refreshing finish, while the Malbec rounds out the blend, adding structure and depth. Dark fruit and spice, lifting acidity and an encompassing tannic finish create the optimal pairing for most red meat (particularly a garlic and rosemary stuffed roast lamb shoulder) or rich saucy dishes. Will bottle age well for 7 to 10 years after bottling.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 36%
Award Pedigree: 2019 vintage: Decanter Silver Medal | 2016 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide:4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points
R 1,014 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 861.90
Rediscover the memories of your favourite wine tasting with Steenberg Cellar @ Home, a tasting room experience in the comfort of your home with a variety of wines available in mixed-case selections.
The Classic Tasting includes:
- Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Cap Classique x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Ruby Rosé x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Chardonnay x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Merlot x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend x 1 bottle
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