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Lady R

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R 540

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750 ml (Standard)

2013


Cultivar:

70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

11.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 7.0
Type: Sparkling Wine Cellaring Potential: 10+ yrs
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

Our 2013 Lady R has a pale copper hue. Aromatically, this wine shows hints of apple blossom, honeysuckle, raspberry, almond puff pastry, 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 oak 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.

Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom

Citrus
Citrus

Raspberry
Raspberry

Roasted Almond
Roasted Almond

The oldest registered farm in the Cape, Steenberg Vineyards produces a range of much-loved wines through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking. 

Our 2013 Cuvée, the 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 was 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 takes place in old 600L French oak barrels.

Post fermentation, the 2013 Lady R spent 53 months on the yeast lees before disgorgement in December 2017.

Food pairing

Sparkling wine should be paired with creamy dishes, think baked brie with fresh, crusty bread, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels or ricotta stuffed brown mushrooms.

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