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Babylonstoren Candide 2020

Babylonstoren Candide 2020

Colour: Pale Straw
Bouquet: Elegant style, tropical flavours
Taste: This intriguing white blend expresses a fresh, fruit-driven wine with peach, lime and litchi flavours. The wine is refreshing yet complex, with lovely tropical flavours rounded off with a lingering, fresh acidity.

Serve with salads, yellow fruits, vegetables dishes and light fish dishes, or simply on its own.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 45% Chenin Blanc, 27.5% Viognier, 16% Chardonnay, 11.5% Semillion ]
winery : Babylonstoren
winemaker : Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Preferably drink within one year of production.

in the vineyard : 

On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

Soil Composition: Oakleaf type soils of Cape granite origin.

in the cellar : 

The chenin blanc was softly pressed, then underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks for three weeks. It was racked off the primary lees and kept on the secondary lees for four months prior to bottling. The viognier, chardonnay and sémillon were fermented in second- and third-fill French oak barrels and kept on the lees for four months, before being blended with the fresh component of chenin blanc. Candide is a blend of all the white cultivars grown at Babylonstoren. 2020 was the first year of experimenting with ageing small components of the total Candide blend in Nomblot cement eggs and terracotta clay amphoras.

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