Steenberg holds the distinction of being the oldest farm in the picturesque Constantia Valley, which is generally considered to be South Africa’s premier wine growing region. With its cool, sea-facing slopes and majestic granite ridges, this vineyard has developed a worldwide reputation for producing excellent Cape wines. The estate boasts a state of the art modern winery, producing some of the country’s finest award winning wines.
The 2014 Nebbiolo visually seduces with a delightfully brilliant garnet red colour and flashes of amber around the edges. The bouquet displays notes of rose petal and dried wild herbs such as thyme, origanum and fynbos plants along with earthy, leathery tones. This wine displays the natural tart acidity of Nebbiolo, well accompanied with hints of sour cherries, raspberries and hibiscus tea on the finish. The tannins are firm and beautifully integrated. Decanting this wine promises to bring it to life even more – the evolution of this wine over the next decade will be a fascinating journey.