Steenberg The Black Swan included in SA Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc

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Steenberg The Black Swan has staked its claim once again as one of South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blancs by securing a place in this year’s SA TOP 10 line-up.

Standing proud as a flagship Constantia cool climate wine in the 2023 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10, Steenberg The Black Swan 2022 is another triumph for Cellarmaster Elunda Basson and her vineyard and cellar teams.  This is Steenberg’s second SA Top 10 achievement in the country’s premier wine competition dedicated entirely to Sauvignon Blanc since Elunda took over the reins as Cellarmaster in 2019. Held annually by Sauvignon Blanc South Africa, this year’s Top 10 winners were selected as SA’s finest benchmark wines out of a total of 169 entries.

At the pinnacle of the farm’s dedicated focus on Sauvignon Blanc spanning over 30 years, The Black Swan 2022 is the purest expression of Steenberg’s terroir. This acclaimed wine is crafted from the two stand out vineyard blocks of the vintage and epitomises timeless elegance and craftsmanship, showing remarkable ageability and sense of place.

“The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2022 shows great acidity you would expect from a cool climate wine, but also has a wonderful fullness and length which makes it rich and smooth. The Black Swan is a naked wine that showcases the best fruit of the vintage. We practice very little fancy footwork in the cellar other than extreme attention to detail to make sure we nurture and protect the true expression that is authentically Steenberg,” says Elunda.

The signature of this fresh, yet full wine is the zesty, mouth-watering acidity that enlivens the unctuous palate with refined composure from extended lees contact. Scents of nasturtium, sugar-snap pea, fresh asparagus and capsicum are supported by fresh lemon and hints of dried apricot and mange tout.

This is a delicious food wine that can go the distance for 10 – 20 years with careful cellaring in the true tradition of an exceptional cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2022 is available at a cellar door price of R260. For more information or online purchases, visit www.steenbergfarm.com.

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