2012 Klein Bordeaux Blend

Steenberg, Constantia, South Africa

Bordeaux blend, Screwcap, Drinking 2017

PRICE TYPE

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Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£5.90
£9.20

Case of 6 £35.36
£55.14

Tasting Notes

This easy drinking red wine is medium bodied with a distinct dark berry nose and dark chocolate, dried prunes and leather, complemented by soft tones of cedar wood. These aromas are carried through onto the palate, creating a well-balanced and structured wine. Ideal with red meats and pastas. Ready for drinking now, but will reward cellaring up to three years.

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PRODUCER

Steenberg , Constantia, South Africa

Located in South Africa's premier wine growing region of Constantia Valley, Steenberg is the oldest farm in the region, boasting a colourful history dating back to 1682. With coast-facing slopes cooled by sea breezes, mild temperatures, reliable rainfall and granite ridges, the vineyards of Steenberg are ideally placed to produce cool climate South African wines. The farm was first purchased by a young widow back in 1662, who went on to have no fewer than 5 husbands. Steenberg translates as 'mountain of stone', although the original name was 'Swaaneweide', meaning the feeding place of swans. After recent extensive soil and micro-climate analyses, the winery embarked on a complete replanting programme. Of the 62 hectares of vineyards, over 70% are planted with two white varieties: the flagship Sauvignon Blanc (45%), and Semillon. Steenberg was one of the first and is still one of only a handful of farms in the Cape to cultivate Nebbiolo.

The icon wines of the estate are Semillon and the extremely limited release Magna Carta Sauvignon Blanc, the Bordeaux style white blend. Their philosophy that 'wines are grown in the vineyard then cared for in the winery' is born out by the excellent quality of their wines...

Located in South Africa's premier wine growing region of Constantia Valley, Steenberg is the oldest farm in the region, boasting a colourful history dating back to 1682. With coast-facing slopes cooled by sea breezes, mild temperatures, reliable rainfall and granite ridges, the vineyards of Steenberg are ideally placed to produce cool climate South African wines. The farm was first purchased by a young widow back in 1662, who went on to have no fewer than 5 husbands. Steenberg translates as 'mountain of stone', although the original name was 'Swaaneweide', meaning...

Located in South Africa's premier wine growing region of Constantia Valley, Steenberg is the oldest farm in the region, boasting a colourful history dating back to 1682. With coast-facing slopes cooled by sea breezes, mild temperatures, reliable rainfall and granite ridges, the vineyards of Steenberg are ideally placed to produce...

and has deservedly earned them the reputation as one of the top wine farms in the country.

the feeding place of swans. After recent extensive soil and micro-climate analyses, the winery embarked on a complete replanting programme. Of the 62 hectares of vineyards, over 70% are planted with two white varieties: the flagship Sauvignon Blanc (45%), and Semillon. Steenberg was one of the first and is still one of only a handful of farms in the Cape to cultivate Nebbiolo.

The icon wines of the estate are Semillon and the extremely limited release Magna Carta Sauvignon Blanc, the Bordeaux style white blend. Their philosophy that 'wines are grown in the vineyard then cared for in the winery' is born out by the excellent quality of their wines and has deservedly earned them the reputation as one of the top wine farms in the country.

cool climate South African wines. The farm was first purchased by a young widow back in 1662, who went on to have no fewer than 5 husbands. Steenberg translates as 'mountain of stone', although the original name was 'Swaaneweide', meaning the feeding place of swans. After recent extensive soil and micro-climate analyses, the winery embarked on a complete replanting programme. Of the 62 hectares of vineyards, over 70% are planted with two white varieties: the flagship Sauvignon Blanc (45%), and Semillon. Steenberg was one of the first and is still one of only a handful of farms in the Cape to cultivate Nebbiolo.

The icon wines of the estate are Semillon and the extremely limited release Magna Carta Sauvignon Blanc, the Bordeaux style white blend. Their philosophy that 'wines are grown in the vineyard then cared for in the winery' is born out by the excellent quality of their wines and has deservedly earned them the reputation as one of the top wine farms in the country.

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REGION

Constantia, South Africa

A wine growing region since 1685, Constantia sits on the peninsula that snakes out into the south Atlantic. Having the ocean on both sides moderates the climate and the ripening season is long as well as very wet. The combinations of this damp yet warm climate with a rich loamy soil means the vines tend to be vigorous, so wines of any quality rely on heavy pruning and vineyard management to limit yields.

A wine growing region since 1685, Constantia sits on the peninsula that snakes out into the south Atlantic. Having the ocean on both sides moderates the climate and the ripening season is long as well as very wet. The combinations of this damp yet warm climate with a rich loamy soil means the vines tend to be vigorous, so wines of any quality rely on heavy pruning and vineyard management to limit yields.

A wine growing region since 1685, Constantia sits on the peninsula that snakes out into the south Atlantic. Having the ocean on both sides moderates the climate and the ripening season is long as well as very wet. The combinations of this damp yet warm climate with a rich loamy...

soil means the vines tend to be vigorous, so wines of any quality rely on heavy pruning and vineyard management to limit yields.

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