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Sauvignon Blanc, Steenberg

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Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.1
Residual sugar
2.0
pH
3.40
Acidity
6.6
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From the 'Classic Range', the Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir.
Tasting note

Pale-straw in colour with an ever so slight green hue, shows 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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Elunda Blasson
Closure
Screw top
Region
Constantia
Vegan
Yes

Vinification details

The grapes were all hand-harvested in the cool, early mornings, starting at 6AM, to retain their 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 – 15°C. Post fermentation; the wine lay on its fine lees for 60 – 90 days until blending, stabilising and bottling.

AWARDS
Platter: 90 pts
Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.2
Residual sugar
2.0
pH
3.34
Acidity
6.4
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From the 'Classic Range', the Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir.
Tasting note

The 2022 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, pale-straw in colour with an ever so slight green hue, shows 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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Elunda Blasson
Closure
Screw top
Region
Constantia
Vegan
Yes

Vinification details

The grapes were all hand-harvested in the cool, early mornings, starting at 6AM, to retain their 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 – 15°C. Post fermentation; the wine lay on its fine lees for 60 – 90 days until blending, stabilising and bottling.

AWARDS

2023 Decanter World WIne Awards - Gold

AWARDS
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2023 Decanter World WIne Awards - Gold
Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.5
Residual sugar
2.6
pH
3.30
Acidity
6.7
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From the 'Classic Range', the Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir.
Tasting note

The 2021 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, pale-straw in colour with an ever so slight green hue, has a complex bouquet showing fresh cape gooseberry, nettle, lime, summer melon, blackcurrant and white blossom. This cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc has a sumptuous entry combined with enduring length. The lifting acidity maintains a lively flavour on the palate with grapefruit zest and elderflower while maintaining a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Elunda Blasson
Closure
Screw top
Region
Constantia
Vegan
Yes

Vinification details

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 all hand-harvested in the cool, early mornings, starting at 6AM, 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 – 15°C. Post fermentation, the wine lay on its fine lees for 60 – 90 days until blending, stabilising and bottling starting in mid-June 2021.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.1
Residual sugar
2.7
pH
3.45
Acidity
5.1
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From the 'Classic Range', the Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir.
Tasting note

The 2020 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, pale-straw in colour with an ever so slight green hue, hypnotises with a seductive bouquet showing fresh cape gooseberry, nettle, capsicum and white blossom. 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 grapefruit zest and elderflower 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.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Elunda Basson
Fining Agent
Bentonite, Patatin, PVP
Closure
Screw top
Region
Constantia
Vegan
Yes

Vinification details

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. 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 – 15°C. Post fermentation; the wine lay on its fine lees for 60 – 90 days until blending, stabilising and bottling starting in mid-February 2021.