STEENBERG THE BLACK SWAN SAUVIGNON BLANC 2021December 13, 2016
STEENBERG NEBBIOLO 2017December 13, 2016
STEENBERG SEMILLON 2021
Wine Club price R216.75 p/b
Our 2021 Semillon is a beautiful pale gold colour. Aromas of apricot, cinnamon, dried pear and orange blossom greet you upon first inspection. There are also elderflower, gunflint and persimmon notes. Quince, hay bale, litchi, lime and roasted almond complete the sensation on the palate. Poised, weighted fruit concentrates the mid-palate, after which the wine broadens out with a rich, almost waxy texture and bright acidity. A citrus and floral spice lingers on the palate long after the last drop. This Semillon will continue to evolve in complexity and richness with age.
Award pedigree: 2021 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 4.5 stars | 2020 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | 2019 vintage: Silver at Decanter | 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29.5 cm|
In The Cellar
After a very long and cool ripening season our Semillon was harvested at the end of February 2021 at an average of 24°B for a fuller, more rounded wine. The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed with no prolonged skin contact. The clean juice was racked after settling in stainless steel tanks overnight. Fermentation took place in a variety of large format French oak barrels, after which the wine spent a further 3 months on the gross lees. Post-fermentation, the wine spent a further 10 months in a combination of 30% new, 24% second, 46% third fill 500 and 600l French oak barrels before being racked into a stainless steel tank, where it was lightly fined and stabilised before bottling in January 2021.
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Wine Club price R216.75 p/b
5 Stars – Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a pure expression of the Steenberg terroir and shows notes of lime zest, white blossom, elderflower and persimmon on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with fresh grapefruit and subtle hints of nectarine 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
R 1,887 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 1,603.95
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.
Wine Club price R148.75 p/b
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 golden hay, elderflower, white peach and greengage 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 quince, nasturtium and lime. 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
Wine Club price R143.65 p/b
Your same favourite wine with a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Chardonnay (previously Steenberg Sphynx Chardonnay) featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
Our 2021 Chardonnay shows upfront and intense aromas of citrus marmalade, fresh Golden Delicious apple, butterscotch and shortbread on the nose. Subtle vanilla oak spice is carried through from the nose to the palate where it meets flavours of quince and candied apple. It is complemented by a bright, clean structure and long finish, which in turn is tempered by a lifting acidity and chalky minerality.
The wine is ready to enjoy now but will reward patience and age gracefully for the next 2- 5 years.
Award pedigree: 2018: Veritas – Gold