A white wine with temperament

Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • STE-112018
  • Deliciously fruity and fresh with beautiful acidity
  • Reflects its terroir with its characteristic minerality
  • Wonderful food companion to fish or salad
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

15.95  21.27 /l

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The Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderfully fruity white wine, which spoils the connoisseur in...
The Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderfully fruity white wine, which spoils the connoisseur in the bouquet with its notes of black currants, green apples and passion fruit, while mineral tones reflect the terroir of Steenberg. On the palate, the beautiful acidity lends the fresh white wine its temperament with its fruity notes of gooseberry and green melon. The Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc is already a pure pleasure, but it is also a wonderful food companion and fits perfectly to light dishes such as fish, seafood or salad.

Awards

Jg. 2018
4 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 90 Points
Jg. 2017
IWSC Silver Outstanding, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Bronze, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2016
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Robert Parker 88 Points, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 89 Points

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Name:
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Article-No.:
STE-112018
Grape Varieties:
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Steenberg Vineyards
Importer:
CAPREO GmbH, D-46562, Voerde
Bottle Cap:
Screw Cap
Price:
15.95 € / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,5 g/l
Serve at:
8-10 °C
Best before:
2023
In the Cellar:
Cold fermentation. The wine was left on the lees for some time.
Appellation:
Constantia
Allergen:
Sulphite

Steenberg in Constantia with True Luxury Atmosphere

Steenberg is one of the oldest properties in the Constantia region. Its former origin dates back to the year 1682 – back then, it was called ‘Swaaneweide’. Catharina Ras, a woman with a strong mind, founded the estate and was one of the very first South African women who owned land. Later on, Peter van der Stel decided to build his manor house there. Since 1969, it is registered as a national monument.

But it was only with the end of the Apartheid that the estate reached its current glory. In 1990, not only the vineyards but also the awe-inspiring manor house including housing complex were restored as part of an extensive and elaborate renovation. In order to be able to offer its visitors more and to make the stay truly unforgettable, Steenberg opened a luxury hotel in 1997 with a divine golf course and the numerously awarded star restaurant Catharina’s. Since 2007, Graham Beck is the proud owner of the wine farm Steenberg.

Excellent Location and Detailed Wine Cultivation

Steenberg is located less than 20 minutes away from Cape Town. The farm covers a total area of 203 hectares from which 60 hectares are completely planted with vines that grow at an altitude of 60 up to 160 metres above sea level. The vines are oriented towards the north-west to ensure sunlight reaches the vines as good as possible. Due to the mild, cool sea breezes, the temperatures are surprisingly cool and constant rain provides sufficient nutrients in the growth period. At the winery, the winemakers cultivate 60% white vines – dominantly Sauvignon Blanc, followed by Chardonnay and Sémillon. 40% are left to the red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Steenberg is also one of the few wine farms that cultivate the Italian vine Nebbiolo. Those wines are often ideal meal companions with a well-defined acid content and fruity expression. Besides the Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, the Merlot and Sémillon can also highly be recommended.

Catharina‘s and Bistro Sixteen 82

The through and through noble restaurant Catharina’s honours the founder of the Estate who, despite the unfavourable circumstances (after all, she survived four husbands and married a fifth), has always believed in the possibilities of Steenberg. Here, the kitchen serves modern variations for the sophisticated palate.

In the year 2009, Graham Beck decided to build the highly modern and exclusive bistro Sixteen 82 which hints at the founding year of Steenberg. Sitting on the sheltered terrace, gourmets enjoy the beautiful view of the impressive mountains that surround the vineyards. Head chef Kerry Kiplin dedicates his culinary art completely to the Asian cuisine, inspired by his frequent visits to Thailand.