STEENBERG SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022December 5, 2016
STEENBERG CHARDONNAY 2021December 5, 2016
STEENBERG BARREL FERMENTED SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022
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
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 29 cm|
In The Cellar
A unique Sauvignon Blanc, the 2021 Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc hails from carefully selected vineyard blocks on our Constantia estate. A fresh coastal breeze cools the vines, ensuring the grapes retain a bracing acidity alongside pure fruit character. The wine was fermented and aged in a combination of large French oak barrels (30% 2nd fill, 40% 3rd fill and 30% older) and a concrete egg (15% of the total blend) for a total of 9 months. After maturation the wine was returned for stabilisation and filtration before bottling in January 2022.
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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
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
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Your same favourite wine with a fresh new look! We have released the new packaging of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc featuring an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.
The 2022 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, pale-straw in colour with an ever so slight green hue, hypnotises with a seductive bouquet showing fresh cape gooseberry, nettle, lemon zest, granny smith apple pith, and white peach. This cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc has a sumptuous entry tied to an enduring length. The lifting acidity maintains a lively flavour on the palate with citrus blossom and quince while maintaining a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir. All the elements of this wine will enable it to bottle age well over the next 2-5 years.
Award pedigree: 2022 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | 2021 vintage: IWSC Silver, Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | 2018 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 90 points. 2017 vintage: Concours Mondial du Sauvignon – Gold
R 1,014 for 6 bottles
Steenberg Wine Club members: R 861.90
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 Classic Tasting includes:
- Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Cap Classique x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Ruby Rosé x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Chardonnay x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Merlot x 1 bottle
- Steenberg Five Lives 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 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