Babylonstoren Sprankel 2015

Babylonstoren Sprankel 2015

Colour: Straw yellow with slight greenish tinge.

Bouquet:  Golden Delicious apple, green lollipop, tropical tones as well as gentle biscuit and brioche flavours from the maturation on the lees.

Taste: Fresh and well balanced with a very fine mousse and soft acidity. Delicious lemon and lime with beautiful minerality and a lingering, crisp finish.

Sprankel perfectly complements cheese, fruit, salmon, shellfish and caviar. The smoothness of this sparkling wine also works beautifully with poultry and seafood dishes with light, buttery sauces.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Babylonstoren
winemaker : Charl Coetzee
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12 % vol  rs : 6.4 g/l  pH : 3.11  ta : 9.4 g/l  
type : Cap_Classique  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Gold
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2021 - Silver
Platter's Awards 2021 - 4.5 Stars
Amorim Cap Classique Challenge 2020 Award
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2020 - Bronze
Winemag Awards 2020 - Top 10
Tim Atkin Report 2020 - 90/100
Gilbert & Gaillard 2020 - 92/100
NWC Awards 2020 - Top 100
Michel Angelo Awards 2020 - Gold
Amorim MCC 2020 - Double Gold

Veritas Awards 2020 - Silver Outstanding

ageing : Ready to be enjoyed straight away, with good ageing potential of up to eight years.

in the vineyard : Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin.

in the cellar : The fifth vintage of this delicious MCC. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed and the first fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine was kept on the thin lees for seven months before bottling for the second fermentation. It was then kept on the lees for 54 months prior to disgorgement.

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