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Sauvignon Blanc, Steenberg

From the 'Classic Range', the Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir.

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

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.30

ACIDITY

6.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Elunda Blasson

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

HARVEST DATE

March 2021

BOTTLED DATE

June 2021

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Constantia

VEGETARIAN

Yes

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.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Sauvignon Blanc, Steenberg

From the 'Classic Range', the Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive mineral core derived from the Steenberg terroir.

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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.7 g/L

pH

3.45

ACIDITY

5.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Elunda Basson

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Bentonite, Patatin, PVP

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Constantia

VEGETARIAN

Yes

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.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 90 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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