STEENBERG, one of the jewels of the Constantia Wine Valley, is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, offering a diversity of styles and wines of remarkable ageability.
In celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, 6 May 2022, Steenberg has dedicated the entire month of May to this cornerstone variety with exciting tasting experiences for visitors to the tasting room, restaurant patrons at Tryn and Bistro Sixteen82, hotel guests and Wine Club members. Adding the element of surprise, wine lovers will be taken on a mystery journey of five different expressions of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, all tasted blind. The Secret Tasting includes an unexpected older vintage allowing guests to discover the beauty of a well-aged Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc. Visitors to the tasting room during May will also have the rare opportunity of buying treasured older vintages from the Steenberg vinoteque.
From a vivacious bubbly to a trio of elegant wines of great complexity, each Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc is an individual expression of the farm’s unique terroir. Crafted from idyllic cool climate vineyards, Steenberg’s prowess as a producer of top tier Sauvignon Blanc is built on the farm’s dedicated focus on this variety spanning over 30 years.
“Our vines are rooted in lean soils which are excellent for Sauvignon Blanc as they naturally keep the yields low, concentrate the flavours and add a distinctive minerality to the wines. This incredible terroir and the unique micro climate of our cool, east facing slopes inspire us daily to create wines with a strong sense of place,” says cellar master Elunda Basson.
Four unique expressions of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc
- The acclaimed flagship Sauvignon Blanc, Steenberg The Black Swan, is the purest expression of Steenberg terroir. Made of grapes from the best vineyard blocks of the vintage with minimal intervention allowing the fruit to express itself fully, the wine shows remarkable ageability and sense of place in the true tradition of an exceptional cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.
- The vibrant Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc in the Classic range, is a zesty and fresh expression of multiple vineyard sites at Steenberg, used as building blocks to capture the full flavour spectrum of this variety. Its striking bright acidity and mineral core make it quintessentially Steenberg.
- The more nuanced Steenberg Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc, known formerly as the Rattlesnake, is a beautifully textured, lightly wooded wine with good ageing potential.
- Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is a fashion forward, fresh and youthful bottle fermented bubbly perfect for everyday enjoyment or enlivening the palate on special occasions.
The Secret Sauvignon Blanc Tasting of five mystery wines is available at the tasting room throughout May at R150 per person. For bookings, more information and online purchases, click here, or join the conversation by following #SeriousAboutSauvignon @SteenbergFarm on Facebook and Instagram.