The wine shows great complexity on the nose, dominated by ripe fruit flavours like white peach, passion fruit and guava, with a distinct grassy, herbal undertone and a hint of lemon. The palate has intensity and length, balanced by fresh natural acidity.
Initially this white blend shows ripe summer fruit and elderflower on the nose, with subtle hints of green peas that open up in the glass. The palate has lovely weight and complexity, the ripe fruit is beautifully balanced with a fresh acidity.
The blend of white and red Muscat de Frontignan gives this wine a beautiful amber colour. The nose shows caramel and toffee with dried fruit like apricot and peach, as well as a hint of orange blossom. The caramel and dried fruit follows on the palate, and the fresh acidity balances the sweetness of the wine to leave a more-ish finish.
This Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is made to be fun, fruity and fresh. The nose is full and intense with aromas of granadilla, summer melons and a hint of lime. The palate is light and smooth yet with a zippy acidity to lift the tropical flavours of pineapple, pear and guava. A fresh brightness rounds off a delicious and refreshing sparkling wine, a perfect drink for a hot summer’s day.
Our Sphynx Chardonnay shows upfront and intense aromas of limestone and orange blossom, butterscotch and crème brûlée on the nose. Subtle vanilla oak spice is carried through from the nose to the palate where it meets flavours of pear and dried apple. It is complemented by a silky, elegant structure and creamy texture, which in turn is tempered by a clean acidity and chalky minerality.
The wine is ready to enjoy now, but will reward patience and age gracefully for the next 2- 5 years.
The Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc enchants with aromas of fresh lime zest, elderflower blossom, freshly cut grass and sweet bell pepper, while maintaining its distinctive core minerality derived from the Steenberg terroir. This cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc has an arresting and lively acidity which keeps it vibrant and fresh on the palate with cape gooseberry and green melon flavours. All the elements of this wine will enable it to bottle age well over the next 2-5 years.
Both terroir and treatment are immediately evident in the glass. White nectarine, grapefruit, blackcurrant and cape gooseberry marry on both the nose and palate. Acidity and spice form the backbone, dominating on the palate, while a creamy texture rounds out the overall mouthfeel. A lingering mineral finish completes the experience.
This wine will be enhanced by a food pairing such as shellfish, a Thai curry accented by ginger and lemon grass, a savoury tart tatin or a single wedge of salty pecorino.
Although beautifully balanced from date of release, this wine is still developing. Drink now, but wait five to seven years for a truly evolved experience.
The Black Swan shows notes of blackcurrant, gunflint, elderflower and fynbos on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with naartjie marmalade, lemon zest, summer melon, yellow apple and fresh fig leaves. A mouth-watering acidity accompanies the full, medium-weighted palate, achieved with extended lees contact in tank. This is a great food wine and will reward cellaring of between 10 – 20 years.
Our Semillon is a beautiful pale gold colour. Aromas of honey, stone fruit and ground spice greet you upon first inspection. Quince, persimmon and roasted almond complete the sensation on the palate. Poised fruit concentrates the mid-palate, after which the wine broadens out with a rich, almost waxy texture and bright acidity. A citrus and floral spice lingers on the palate long after the last drop. This Semillon will continue to evolve in complexity and richness with age.
Our Magna Carta strongly reflects the Steenberg terroir and the warmer, drier growing season by displaying aromas and concentrated flavours of freshly cut orange, lemon cheesecake, summer melon, persimmon, honey and white stone fruit.
The focus continues onto the palate where one finds an elegantly structured wine showing ground spice and fruit richness tempered by a zesty acidity that forms the wine’s backbone. It is nuanced and ever-evolving in the glass and shows beautifully now, but will gain complexity with cellaring. The 2017 Magna Carta with its freshness and fullness is a veritable food wine and pairs beautifully with crayfish, duck and salmon tartare.
Intense varietal character is the cornerstone of our classically-styled Sauvignon blanc, combining tropical fruit flavours with a well-integrated minerality. A wine of freshness, impeccable balance and great length.
A rich and concentrated blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, this barrel fermented wine combines oak and tropical fruit flavours with a well-integrated minerality. An elegant wine with exceptional balance and length and fantastic ageing potential.
The nose initially shows opulent tropical fruit aromas, including flavours of pineapple and gooseberries. These notes are underpinned by a fresh zesty core. As the wine evolves, it develops green apple and kiwi aromas, with intriguing floral tones. The palate is fresh, with juicy yellow fruit. Six month’s lees contact shapes a well structured mid palate, balanced by beautiful fresh acidity. This wine will be ideally paired with sushi, grilled fish and shell fish. Enjoy now or to 2023.
This wine exhibits a fresh green-gold hue, testament to its barrel fermentation and maturation. Sumptuous and enticing, a flintiness on the nose is complimented by delicious citrus aromas of lime and mandarin skin. Delicate peach blossom and jasmine flower notes develops in the glass. As the wine has not undergone malolactic fermentation, the palate is a fresh, complimenting the even handed wooding applied in the cellar, leading to a crisp, clean and lingering aftertaste. Enjoy now or to 2025.
Our Viognier is grown on a combination of terrains on our estate, and the 2019 fruit was carefully picked in small batches as the different sites managed to perfectly ripen their fruit. They were whole bunch pressed to a combination of 225L French oak barrels ranging in age from 2nd-4th fill, and this year enjoyed the addition of a concrete-fermented portion too. The nose is filled with aromas of peach blossom, jasmine flower and mandarin zest, and with the swirl of a glass, if you really pay attention, some Herbs de Provence too. Our cool climate’s influence on the ripening of this grape is vital in maintaining Viognier’s natural acidity, and adds edge to an already elegant offering.