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Steenberg Icon Range Magna Carta 2016

Steenberg Icon Range Magna Carta 2016
  • STE-012016
  • Finest fruit harmonises with the elegant structure
  • Full-bodied, complex and creamy with poignant nuances
  • Steenberg's best blend made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

49.95  66.60 /l

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

With the Steenberg Magna Carta, wine connoisseurs receive the best Steenberg has to offer. This...
With the Steenberg Magna Carta, wine connoisseurs receive the best Steenberg has to offer. This vintage mirrors the warm and dry conditions in the vineyard. With its concentrated notes of white blossoms, lemongrass, melon and grapefruit it lets every gourmet’s mouth water. All these nuances also occur on the palate. You experience the full body and the harmonious interplay between spicy oak and a zesty acidity of the elegant Steenberg Magna Carta with the first sip. The white blend made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon is already beautiful in the glass today, but will gain more complexity with cellaring.

Awards

Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, IWSC Bronze, Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, Robert Parker 90 Points, Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2012
4.5 John Platter Stars, Robert Parker 89 Points

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Name:
Steenberg Icon Range Magna Carta 2016
Article-No.:
STE-012016
Grape Varieties:
Sauvignon Blanc (60%), Sémillon (40%)
Vintage:
2015
Winery:
Steenberg Vineyards
Importer:
CAPREO GmbH, D-46562, Voerde
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
49.95 € / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,2 g/l
Residual Sugar:
4 g/l
Serve at:
8-12 °C
Best before:
2021
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak barrels for 9 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 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.