Steenberg “Lady R” MCC
Our 2011 Lady R has a pale yellow colour. Aromatically, the Lady shows hints of crisp, red apple, rhubarb, candied lemon, fynbos honey, treacle and honeyed biscuits. The wine shows a refreshing acidity which is balanced by a richness of creamed honey and toasty brioche notes on the palate. Lady R’s effervescence shows finesse with elegantly fine bubbles that contribute to the overall texture of the wine. It is seriously structured and shows elegance and beautiful ageing ability.
The 2011 Cuvee, the Steenberg Lady R, is made in the traditional French method of second fermentation in the bottle and is designated Méthode Cap Classique. The grapes were hand-picked at low sugar levels. The Pinot Noir base wine has a delicate light pink colour with a fine strawberry flavour and makes up 70% of the blend. The remaining 30% is made up of barrel-fermented Chardonnay.
Personal food pairing: This wine is perfect for a no reason at all kind of occasion. It is good with cold seafood like poached prawns, sushi and of course oysters. If you are serving the wine as an aperitif