Babylonstoren Shiraz 2016

Babylonstoren Shiraz 2016

Colour: Deep ruby red colour.  Boquet: Fruit driven, cool cassis and white pepper spiciness on the nose. Deep ripe fruit, a little dustiness and fragrant violets.  Taste: Cherry and soft prune dark fruit flavours. Surprisingly fresh mid-palate, velvety mouth-feel and long, lingering finish.

Any venison or game dish with a berry sauce.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Babylonstoren
winemaker : Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 1 to 2 years after production, will age well up to 10 years

in the vineyard : Soil: Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin
Area of production: On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

in the cellar : Fermentation takes place on the skins for about 7 days after which it gets an extended maceration period of about 1 week. The wine then gets pressed into a combination of 70% new and 30% second-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and is then returned to the barrels for another 18 months before bottling.

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