Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2018
December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016


p/b R155.00

Wine Club price R131.75.00 p/b

Our 2018 Sphynx Chardonnay displays complex aromas of nectarine, ripe yellow apple, fresh quince, citrus blossom and light degrees of toastiness on the nose. Subtle oak spice is carried through from the nose to the palate. It is complemented by a silky, elegant structure, which in turn is tempered by a zesty 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: Veritas – Gold

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SKU: 6008869001736. Category: .

ALCOHOL: 12.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.5g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 4.9g / litre
PH: 3.41

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Weight 1.348 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 30.2 cm

In The Cellar

Our Chardonnay grapes are sourced from Robertson. The grapes were softly whole-bunch pressed, left to settle overnight and then racked into stainless steel and barrel for fermentation. Half the grapes were fermented naturally in older, large format French oak barrels while the rest of the juice was inoculated with natural yeast and fermented in new 225l French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Barrel fermentation and maturation lasted for a total of four months. Partial malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, but was halted before completion in order to retain freshness. Thereafter, the wine was taken to stainless steel tanks, blended and prepared for bottling in June 2018.


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