Steenberg Wine Estate is the oldest farm in the Constantia Valley (albeit not the oldest wine farm). The first owner was a formidable, bareback-riding serial widow named Catharina Ustings Ras, who came to the Cape as a stowaway on a ship (dressed as a man).
The feisty 22-year-old lass (already a widow by then) went through four more husbands and legend has it that she avenged all their deaths.
Below are the tasting notes of the award-winning Méthode Cap Classique range:
Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc has been bottle-fermented naturally and exudes freshness with notes of tropical fruits, a crisp palate and dazzling mousse.
1682 Chardonnay Brut has aromas of fresh Granny Smith apples with overtones of freshly baked biscuits and a creamy, yet fresh mouth-feel. It is a wonderful wine for all occasions, remaining crisp and refreshing on the palate without lacking fullness.
Pairs well with:
These flavours compliment a seafood platter, gravadlax, avocados, lime based Thai dishes, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, fresh oysters, caviar, nutty sauces, asparagus, chevin and game poultry.
1682 Pinot Noir with its luscious pink colour has aromas of fresh strawberries and cream, raspberries, homemade brioche and a delicate mousse carried through with an incredible palate and a lovely fresh aftertaste.