Babylonstoren Babel Blend 2015

Babylonstoren Babel Blend 2015

ORGANOLEPTIC DESCRIPTION: dry, full bodied red wine.
COLOUR: intense red colour.
BOUQUET: pencil shavings, liquorice and sweet tobacco with fynbos and dark cherry chocolate on the nose.
TASTE: a fusion of red berry and chocolate flavours with a chewy mouthfeel and juicy lingering finish.

Serve at room temperature, rack of lamb and good piece of beef!

variety : Shiraz [ 39% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 6 % Petit Verdot ]
winery : Babylonstoren
winemaker : Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.58  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


John Platter Wine Guide 2016 - 4 Stars

ageing : 1 to 2 years after production, will age well up to 5 years

SERVING TEMPERATURE: room temperature, 16-18°C (60-64°F)

in the vineyard : 

SOIL COMPOSITION : Combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite 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 : Cultivars are harvested separately and made separately. Fermentation take place on the skins for about 7 days after which it gets an extended maceration period of about one week. The wine then gets pressed into 50% new and 50% 2nd & 3rd fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and then returned to the barrels for a total of 12 months.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon