Winery Details

  • Carmen Stevens Wines

    • Distillery Road, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    • carmalitast@gmail.com
    • +27 82 557 1476

About the Winery


Carmen Stevens Wines was established in 2011 with our maiden vintage in 2014. Carmen Stevens has been involved in the South African Wine Industry since qualifying in 1995. Carmen graduated as the first black South African to study the art of winemaking in South Africa. In January 2019 Carmen registered the first 100% black-owned winery in South Africa in the picturise Stellenbosch.


Our label displays a “tiger” on closer inspection three figures are seen.
A man on the right side of the “tiger”, a bird with a red beak on the left side of the “tiger” and a face of a dog between the man and the bird all taken together by the body and colour of the “tiger”.

Our label is an expression of how different people experience wine. Some people pick up a glass and identify all characteristic immediately while others take time to “see” all the wine is expressing in the glass.

The “Tiger” is very special to me. My eldest daughter, Caitlin, painted “tiger” at school when she was only 6 years old and I love it!

Carmen Stevens Savi Rose Sparkling

About the wine

The Carmen Stevens Savi Rose Sparkling wine showcases a pink rose-gold hue both inviting and in vogue. Tiny, tiny bubbles come to life from the bottom of the glass. The nose shows a sweet toffee element fused with red ripe strawberries yet has a vibrant lime-sorbet appeal perfect for warm summer days. The palate entrance shows an explosion of ripe strawberries followed by a mineral salty element and a sweet mid-palate appeal which adds depth and linger to this wine. The zesty lime and fruit sweetness is in perfect harmony with each other and brings the different components together beautifully. The fine foam feeling on the palate adds that special spark necessary for a celebration!

Exclusive

No

Export Volume

500 x 6 x 750ml

Food Pairing

Fish, Roasted Vegetables, White Meat

Red Grapes

Cabernet Franc

Region

Western Cape

Segment best suited for

Boutique, Off premise, On premise, Retail

Vintage

No

Volume

750ml

White Grapes

Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes

Lime, Mineral, Rasperry, Strawberry

Winemaking process

The Savi Sparkling wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

All fruit is handpicked at optimum fruit ripeness.

All Fruit is bunch sorted, pressed and fermented with pure yeast cultures.

Both a reductive and oxidative winemaking methods are employed with the SBL. After fermentation, all wines are kept on the lees and stirred, adding to the fullness of the after-palate. The finale blend is a combination of the different styles of winemaking practices and carbonated whiles bottled.

Cellaring

Three to five years.

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