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STEENBERG LADY R CAP CLASSIQUE 2017

R520.00 VAT

Wine Club Price R442.00 p/b

Our 2017 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%

Award pedigree:

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

SKU: 0700083403476 Category: Tags:

Pinot Noir – 70%

Chardonnay – 30%

ALCOHOL: 11.94%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.3g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 6.4g / litre
PH: 3.21

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Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 29.3 cm

In The Cellar

Our 2017 Cuvée, Steenberg Lady R, is made in the traditional French method of second fermentation in the bottle and is designated a 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 Cap Classique. 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). Post fermentation, the 2017 Lady R spent 52 months on the yeast lees before disgorgement in December 2021.

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