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Steenberg Magna Carta 2011

An icon in the making.

The Steenberg Magna Carta 2011 is proving to be a real champion wine - first it was one of the top three wines with a rating of 5 Stars in the inaugural RisCura White Hot Wine Awards last year (see here) and more recently it was judged best in class … [Read more...]

Steenberg Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Rara avis.

On Saturday, the Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Odyssey 2014. Lunch consisted of five courses, each served with a different flight of wines incorporating Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc in all its guises. In particular, the event marked the official … [Read more...]

Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Tribute

Last but not least.

Sauvignon Blanc is arguably one of the ultimate terroir wines in the sense that there is theoretically little to obscure the impact of site when it comes to wine assessment and yet many of South Africa’s top examples rely on fruit from a number of … [Read more...]

Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Anytime, anywhere.

The challenge for wine marketers is how to move wine away from being the special interest of a particular few and towards popular culture. Steenberg in Constantia have launched a new product which features 1) bubbles, 2) easy-to-understand Sauvignon … [Read more...]

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2013: Top Three Wines

Results of the inaugural RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 41 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 30 producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind … [Read more...]

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2011

Cherry bomb.

The change in stylistic direction on the soon-to-be released 2011 vintage of Nebbiolo from Steenberg is immediately noticeable and to be applauded. Whereas the 2010 (currently selling for R220) underwent malolactic fermentation in new oak and was … [Read more...]