STEENBERG MAGNA CARTA 2017December 13, 2016
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STEENBERG CATHARINA RED BLEND 2019
Wine Club price R310.25 p/b
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
BLEND: Merlot 51% Cabernet Sauvignon 36% Malbec 13%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.9g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 5.9g / litre
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|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29.5 cm|
In The Cellar
Our flagship red wine, Steenberg Catharina, is blended from only the best barrels from each vintage. All blend components (51% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec) received the same vinification prior to blending. On average the grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 24-25°B. First crushed de-stemmed, 15% juice drawn off, cold soaked for 3 days, fermented on skins for 2 weeks with the temperature maxed at 28 degrees and gentle pump-overs occurred twice per day. The wines then underwent malolactic conversion in barrels after which they were racked and returned to barrels for 26 months. 90% 1st fill, 10% 2nd fill 225l French oak barrels. After this maturation period the wines were racked out of barrel, blended, given a light fining and filtration and bottled in October 2021.
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Steenberg Cellar @ Home Tasting Selection: The Flagship TastingR1,920.00 VAT
R 1,920 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 1,632.00
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 Flagship Tasting includes:
- Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Lady R Cap Classique x 1 bottle
- Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Semillon x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Nebbiolo x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Catharina Red Blend x 1 bottle
Your tasting selection will include a QR code on the box and inside the box. Scan this QR code to access exclusive tasting videos. These videos feature a selection of personnel from Steenberg who will guide you through your tasting, just as if you were at the farm.
STEENBERG NEBBIOLO 2017
Wine Club price R242.25 p/b
Returning to this wine years after bottling has proven what a great vintage 2017 was for reds in Constantia. On appearance, this wine is ruby red with a typically clear yet bright hue. The bouquet displays primary notes of fresh strawberry coulis, dried cranberry along with some truffle, leather and red cherry. The wine displays the natural tart acidity and grippy tannins of Nebbiolo on the palate, although with a well-rounded and fuller mouth-feel than can sometimes be the case with this varietal. Flavours of sour cherry, raspberry and tobacco leaf linger to give the wine brilliant length and persistence.
The wine shows beautiful fruit and floral characters in youth, but will develop well over the next 7 to 10 years and will greatly reward those who resist it’s youthful charm.
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
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 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