STEENBERG 1682 CHARDONNAY CAP CLASSIQUE MAGNUM 1.5LNovember 18, 2016
STEENBERG 1682 PINOT NOIR CAP CLASSIQUE NVNovember 21, 2016
STEENBERG LADY R CAP CLASSIQUE 2016
Wine Club Price R459.00 p/b
Our 2016 Lady R has a pale copper hue. Aromatically, this wine shows hints of red apple skin, desiccated coconut, raspberry pie, almond paste, 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 pear and cinnamon 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%
2016 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | IWSC Silver | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points
2015 vintage: IWSC: Gold Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points. | Decanter World Wine Awards: 92 points
2012 vintage: 5 stars – Platter’s Wine Guide 2018 | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points
|Dimensions||8 × 8 × 29.3 cm|
In The Cellar
Our 2016 Cuvée, Steenberg Lady R, is made in the traditional French method of second fermentation in the bottle and is designated Méthode Cap Classique. The grapes were hand-picked at low sugar levels of 18.5 – 19°B and whole-bunch pressed to extract the juice as gently as possible.
The juice of both the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay components were low in phenols and high in natural acidity. The juice fermented with a strong yeast strain to form the base wine of the MCC. The Pinot Noir base wine has a delicate light pink colour with a fine strawberry flavour and makes up 70% of the blend. The remaining 30% is made up of barrel-fermented Chardonnay – fermentation took place in old 600L French oak barrels.
Once the base wine is stabilised, it is fermented a second time in the bottle with a crown cap. This second fermentation creates the bubbles (or mousse) of the MCC. Post fermentation, the 2016 Lady R spent 52 months on the yeast lees before disgorgement in December 2020.
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R 1,450 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 1,232.50
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The Bubbly Tasting includes:
- Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc x 2 bottles
- Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Cap Classique x 2 bottles
- Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Lady R Cap Classique x 1 bottle
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Award pedigree: Amorim Cap Classique 2019: Trophy for Best Rosé MCC in class and Double Gold medal
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