Wine Club price R195.50 p/b
Our 2019 Semillon is a beautiful pale gold colour. Aromas of lime, capsicum and apricot pith greet you upon first inspection. Quince, citrus and roasted almond complete the sensation on the palate. Poised 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: 2019 vintage: Silver at Decanter | 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.6g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 6.1g / litre
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29.5 cm|
After a very long and cool ripening season our two blocks of Semillon were harvested at the end of February and middle of March 2019 at an average of 23.5°B. 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 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 36% new, 24% second, 32% third and 8% fourth fill French oak barrels for 7 months before being racked into a stainless steel tank, where it was lightly fined and stabilised before bottling in January 2020.
Wine Club price R144.50 p/b
Your same favourite wine with a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
Both terroir and treatment are immediately evident in the glass. White blossom, elderflower, fresh asparagus and cape gooseberry marry on both the nose and palate. Acidity and spice form the backbone, dominating on the palate, while a creamy texture rounds out the overall mouthfeel. The palate shows capsicum, nasturtium and lime. A lingering mineral finish completes the experience.
This wine will be enhanced by a food pairing such as shellfish, a Thai curry accented by ginger and lemon grass, a savoury tart tatin or grilled calamari.
Although beautifully balanced from date of release, this wine is still developing. 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
Wine Club price R204.00 p/b
The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a pure expression of the Steenberg terroir and shows notes of nettle, gunflint, elderflower and fynbos on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with fresh lemon zest and subtle hints of stone fruit and asparagus. 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.
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.
Wine Club price R136.00 p/b
Our 2020 Sphynx Chardonnay shows upfront and intense aromas of limestone, orange blossom, butterscotch and crème brûlée on the nose. Subtle vanilla oak spice is carried through from the nose to the palate where it meets flavours of pear and candied apple. It is complemented by a silky, elegant structure and creamy texture, which in turn is tempered by a clean 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
R 1,520 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 1,292
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:
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.
You will also receive a tasting booklet which will give you all the wine details you need in the palm of your hand.