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Review: NV Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Here’s a twist: Take sauvignon blanc and fizz it up so that it sparkles like Champagne. That’s the M.O. of South Africa’s Steenberg, which has crafted a no-frills bottling that is best enjoyed in these dying days of summer.

Let’s start with the fruit, which is substantial here: Boldly tropical with notes of pineapple and mangosteen, with a slight bent toward lemon custard. There’s a grassy, herbaceous note here, but it’s a bit lost beneath an exceptional level of sweetness. Heavy on the fizz, almost foamy at first, it’s a wine best consumed ice cold; as it warms the experience becomes a bit overly acidic and thin.

B- / $18 / steenbergfarm.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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