Wine Club price R505.75 p/b
Our 2017 Magna Carta strongly reflects the Steenberg terroir and the warmer, drier growing season by displaying aromas and concentrated flavours of freshly cut orange, lemon cheesecake, summer melon, persimmon, honey and white stone fruit.
The focus continues onto the palate where one finds an elegantly structured wine showing ground spice and fruit richness tempered by a zesty acidity that forms the wine’s backbone. It is nuanced and ever-evolving in the glass and shows beautifully now, but will gain complexity with cellaring. The 2017 Magna Carta with its freshness and fullness is a veritable food wine and pairs beautifully with crayfish, duck and salmon tartare.
Sauvignon Blanc 60%
Award pedigree: 2011 vintage: Riscura White Hot Wine Award – Top Performing Bordeaux-style White Blend | Trophy Winner in Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2018: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017: 94 points | Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal
60% Sauvignon Blanc
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.7g/ litre
TOTAL ACID: 6.3g / litre
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29 cm|
The two varieties are harvested and vinified separately according to their unique style before blending. The Sauvignon Blanc portion is made from old vines harvested during the early morning at sugar levels of 23°- 24B. Eighteen hour skin contact before pressing extracts mineral and green tones from the Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillon grapes are left to hang on the vine as long as possible to achieve full ripeness. The clean juice is fermented in 500L and 600L French oak barrels. The wine was left in barrel for a further 6 weeks with regular batonage – a total of two months in barrel from start of fermentation, through malolactic fermentation, to blending.
After blending, the wine went back into barrel, a combination of 500L and 600L French oak barrels used, 30% new, 30% 2nd fill, 20% 3rd fill, 20% 4th fill. The wine spent a further 7 months, for a total of 9 months, in barrel before fining and bottling at the end of November 2017 and has been maturing in bottle ever since.
Wine Club price R191.25 p/b
The Black Swan 2018 shows notes of lime, gooseberry, ruby grapefruit and fynbos on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with blackcurrant, lemon zest, passion fruit, yellow apple and fresh fig leaves. A mouth-watering acidity accompanies the full, medium-weighted palate, achieved with extended lees contact in tank. This is a great food wine and will reward cellaring of between 10 – 20 years.
Award pedigree: 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
Wine Club Price R459.00 p/b
Our 2014 Lady R has a pale copper hue. Aromatically, this wine shows hints of apple blossom, honeysuckle, raspberry, almond puff pastry, citrus biscuits and savoury dried herbs. The creaminess on the palate is complemented by the subtle and refreshing acidity of the wine. There’s a salinity that carries through on the palate alongside restrained oak spiciness. Lady R’s effervescence shows finesse with elegantly fine bubbles that contribute to the overall texture of the wine. It is seriously structured and shows elegance and beautiful ageing ability.
Pinot Noir – 70%
Chardonnay – 30%
Award pedigree: 2012 vintage: 5 stars – Platter’s Wine Guide 2018 | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points
Wine Club price R187.00 p/b
Our 2018 Semillon is a beautiful pale gold colour. Aromas of honey, stone fruit and ground spice greet you upon first inspection. Quince, persimmon 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: 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points