Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc (Barrel Fermented) (6 bottles)
Both terroir and treatment are immediately evident in the glass. White blossom, elderflower, fresh asparagus and cape gooseberry marry on both the nose and palate. Acidity and spice form the backbone, dominating the palate, while a creamy texture rounds out the overall mouthfeel. The palate shows capsicum, nasturtium and lime. A lingering mineral finish completes the experience.
This wine will be enhanced by a food pairing such as shellfish, a Thai curry accented by ginger and lemongrass, a savoury tart or grilled calamari.
Although beautifully balanced from the date of release, this wine is still developing. Drink now, but wait five to seven years for a truly evolved experience.