A tribute to the founder of the winery

Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • STE-072018
  • Extremely complex with fruity and spicy notes
  • The best grapes of the vintage
  • Full-bodied and numerously awarded white wine
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22.95  30.60 /l

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For the Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc only the best grapes of the vintage were...
For the Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc only the best grapes of the vintage were selected. The result: an extremely complex white wine, which impresses already in the Bouquet with its broad aroma spectrum. The aroma of lime peel, white grapefruit and lemon grass flows into the nose and is surrounded by nettle notes. This richness of facets continues on the palate. Aromas of white peach, spicy green pepper and passion fruit are accompanied by fresh fig leaves and glaced lemon. A tangy acidity successfully rounds off the full-bodied white wine, which is a great food companion. A Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc of this quality is best served chilled with light dishes such as salad or fish. Thanks to its complex character, it is also a good choice with poultry. The white wine owes its name to the founder of Steenberg, Catharina Ras. The black swan is a symbol for the woman with a strong character and still today, in the restaurant Catharina´s on the winery, a swarm of folded Origami swans, floating under the blanket, reminds of the origins of the winery.

Awards

Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2017
5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, IWSC Silver Outstanding, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Bronze, Tim Atkin 92 Points
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Tim Atkin 92 Points

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Name:
Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Article-No.:
STE-072018
Grape Varieties:
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Steenberg Vineyards
Importer:
CAPREO GmbH, D-46562, Voerde
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
22.95 € / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,8 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,2 g/l
Serve at:
8-10 °C
Best before:
2022
In the Cellar:
The wine was left on the lees for nine months.
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. 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.

Tryn and Bistro Sixteen 82

The restaurant Tryn 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 Kilpin dedicates her culinary art completely to the Asian cuisine, inspired by her frequent visits to Thailand.