limited stock Steenberg

Sauvignon Blanc

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R 145

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750 ml (Standard)

2018


Cultivar:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.5
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

The 2018 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc delights with notes of fresh blackcurrant, lime blossom, green apple and passion fruit while maintaining its core mineral feel from the Steenberg terroir. This cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc has a striking and bright acidity which keeps it vibrant and fresh on the palate with it’s gooseberry and green melon flavours. All the elements of this wine will enable it to bottle age well over the next 2- 5 years.

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Green Apple
Green Apple

Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit

Gooseberry
Gooseberry

The philosophy is that the "wines are grown in the vineyard and then cared for in the winery". Special attention was therefore placed in obtaining the very best and latest known clones and matched to the correct soils and slopes. Environmentally considerate farming practices are employed as far as possible, with the help of non-toxic, natural formulas of pest control, and the employment of natural predators for help in keeping the grapes as healthy as possible.

This wine is made up of a series of Sauvignon Blanc building blocks from different sites on Steenberg - harvested at different ripeness levels. Each block yields unique characteristics ranging from flinty, grassy, green pepper to gooseberry and ripe tropical flavours. The grapes were machine harvested in the cool, early mornings, starting at 2am, to retain the delicate flavours.

The grapes were machine harvested in the cool, early mornings, starting at 2AM, to retain the delicate flavours. Skin maceration occurred after crushing from 8–24 hours at 10°C. The juice settled overnight, after which it was racked off clean, inoculated with yeast and allowed to ferment for up to 30 days at temperatures between 11°C - 13°C.

Post fermentation; the wine lay on its fine lees for 60 - 90 days until blending, stabilising and bottling starting in mid-June 2018.

Food pairing

Sauvignon Blanc is best paired with white meats and fresh fish. It goes well with green herbs and softly spicedcreamy soups or serve simply with a slice of soft Goats cheese.

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