Steenberg’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc, The Black Swan 2021, has been awarded 5-stars in the 2023 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
Acclaimed as one of the country’s top Sauvignon Blancs, the 5-star Steenberg The Black Swan 2021 leads the dazzling Steenberg line-up in this definitive South African wine guide, with no less than eight wines across the range adorned with 4 ½ stars. The 5-star rating is another triumph for Cellarmaster Elunda Basson at the pinnacle of Steenberg’s dedicated focus on Sauvignon Blanc over more than three decades.
“Our entire team is super excited that The Black Swan has received recognition as a Sauvignon Blanc that expresses cool climate characteristics in its most pure form! We appreciate being included in such a star studded line-up of Sauvignon Blancs and this accolade serves as affirmation of the quality of the terroir and fruit we believe we have here at Steenberg,” says Elunda, who has her sights set firmly on producing world-class Sauvignon Blanc at Steenberg Vineyards.
The purest expression of the Steenberg terroir, The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a consummate manifestation of timeless elegance and craftsmanship, showing remarkable ageability and sense of place.
Steenberg is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, crafted from idyllic cool climate vineyards in the Constantia Valley at the foot of Table Mountain National Park. This unique microclimate with cooling summer winds in concert with lean soils on east facing slopes, naturally keep the yields low, concentrate the flavours and add a distinctive minerality to the wines.
One of four expressions of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, the flagship The Black Swan 2021 is fresh, yet full with edgy acidity that enlivens the unctuous palate with refined composure from extended lees contact. Scents of lime zest, white blossom, elderflower and persimmon supported on the palate by bursts of fresh grapefruit and subtle hints of nectarine and mange tout divulge the wine’s Constantia roots. This wonderful food wine pairs well with Asian- style grilled line fish, calamari with an apple and sumac salad or a tomato salad with ricotta and basil.
Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is available at a cellar door price of R255. For more information or online purchases, visit www.steenbergfarm.com.