Discover the diversity of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc from a youthful and vivacious bubbly to a trio of elegant wines of great complexity, all individual expressions of Steenberg’s unique terroir and sense of place in the Constantia wine valley.
For International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, 3 May, Steenberg Vineyards will be dedicating the entire weekend to their signature grape variety. Visitors to the wine tasting room will have the opportunity to sample the full flight of four different Steenberg Sauvignon Blancs as well as a special Reserve 2011.
After enlivening the palate with fashion forward Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, the tasting develops into tasting four still wines, each a unique interpretation of the Steenberg terroir.
Composed of different vineyards sites, the vibrant and fresh Estate Sauvignon Blanc is considered a true representation of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc. Its striking bright acidy and mineral core with lime blossom and green apple notes make it quintessentially Steenberg.
On the other side of the spectrum is the beautifully textured, lightly wooded Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in French oak and concrete egg-shaped barrels, this nuanced wine has a rich and creamy mouthfeel that is both comforting and expressive of its cool climate origins.
Completing the trio is The Black Swan, Steenberg’s award winning flagship Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of the top two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Steenberg farm, the wine is an expression of the best fruit of the vintage.
Specially released from the Steenberg vinoteque, the single vineyard 2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc brings the tasting to a sublime close, showcasing the remarkable ageability of these wines.
Steenberg’s distinctive terroir on the foothills of Steenberg Mountain can be attributed to the synergy between the cool prevailing south-easterly winds that blow off the ocean during summer months and lean soils of decomposed granite that impart the characteristic minerality to the wines. The coastal breezes cool the vines, ensuring the grapes retain their signature bracing acidity and pure fruit character.
The Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc tasting is available at R80 per person exclusively from Friday, 3 May, to Sunday, 5 May 2019, between 10h00 and 17h00. For the Sauvignon Blanc weekend only, visitors to the tasting room will have the unique opportunity to purchase the 2017 vintage of the Estate Sauvignon Blanc and the 2011 Reserve while stocks last.
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MR LEE FRASER