VIBRANT STEENBERG SAUVIGNON BLANC EXPRESSES COOL CLIMATE FINESSE Discover the vibrancy and full Sauvignon Blanc flavour spectrum with cool climate finesse in Steenberg’s just released 2019 rendition of this quintessential Constantia wine. Crafted from different vineyard sites harvested at varying stages of ripeness, Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is an unbridled expression of the singular Steenberg terroir, with each block imparting unique characteristics ranging from flinty, grassy, green pepper to gooseberry and ripe tropical flavours. “The 2019 vintage enchants with aromas of fresh lime zest, elderflower, freshly cut grass and sweet bell pepper while maintaining Steenberg’s distinctive minerality at its core. Its striking and juicy acidity melded with Cape gooseberry and green melon, is the signature of this vibrant and beautifully textured Sauvignon Blanc,” says cellar master Elunda Basson who is currently in the throes of her first harvest at Steenberg after taking over the helm last year. Steenberg’s distinctive terroir on the foothills of Steenberg Mountain can be attributed to the synergy between the cool prevailing south-easterly winds that blow off the ocean during summer months and lean soils of decomposed granite that impart the characteristic minerality to the wines. The coastal breezes cool the vines, ensuring the grapes retain their signature bracing acidity and pure fruit character. This cool climate Sauvignon Blanc has an arresting and lively acidity which keeps it vibrant and fresh, allowing it to develop further over the next two to five years. The wine is available at the cellar door at R145. For more information or online purchases, visit www.steenbergfarm.com or join the conversation by following @SteenbergWines on Twitter or @SteenbergFarm on Facebook and Instagram. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.