Steenberg The Black Swan in the vineyards landscape

Steenberg The Black Swan 2022: South Africa’s Premier Sauvignon Blanc

Steenberg’s The Black Swan has reaffirmed its status as a premier Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, securing its place in the coveted SA Top 10 for this year.

As a celebrated wine from the Constantia region, known for its cool climate, the 2022 Steenberg The Black Swan represents a pinnacle achievement for Cellarmaster Elunda Basson and her skilled team. This marks Steenberg’s second recognition in the country’s foremost Sauvignon Blanc competition since Elunda Basson’s appointment in 2019. From 169 contenders, The Black Swan has emerged as a benchmark in the 2023 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10, a testament to South African viticulture excellence.

With over three decades of dedication to Sauvignon Blanc, The Black Swan 2022 encapsulates the essence of Steenberg’s unique terroir. Exclusively crafted from the finest vineyard blocks of the season, it’s a wine of enduring elegance and craftsmanship, promising remarkable longevity and a distinct sense of place.

Steenberg's Cellarmaster, Elunda Basson, sits comfortably in a sophisticated lounge, smiling and holding a glass of The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc, with a warm and inviting interior setting in the background.

The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2022 balances the vibrant acidity characteristic of cool-climate wines with a rich, smooth fullness. It’s an unadorned reflection of the season’s finest fruit, with our cellar practices honed to preserve Steenberg’s authentic essence.

Elunda Basson | Cellarmaster, Steenberg

This wine’s hallmark is its lively acidity, enhancing the rich palate with refined poise from extended lees ageing. It features aromas of nasturtium, sugar-snap pea, fresh asparagus, and capsicum, complemented by zesty lemon and subtle dried apricot and mange tout notes.

A versatile companion to a variety of dishes, The Black Swan promises to delight for 10 to 20 years with proper cellaring, embodying the legacy of exceptional cool-climate Sauvignon Blancs.

A close-up of a person's hand tilting a glass of Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc, with the elegantly designed bottle on a glass table and a tranquil pond with greenery in the background.

Available at a cellar door price of R260, Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2022 can be yours to enjoy. For more details or to make an online purchase.