CHENIN BLANC Babylonstoren
AREA OF PRODUCTION: On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite origin.
VINIFICATION AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM: Cultivars are harvested separately and made separately. Fermentation takes place on the skin for about seven days, after which it gets an extended maceration period of about one week.
The wine is then pressed into 30% new and 70% second- and third-fill 300-litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked and then returned to the barrels for a total of 12 months.
ORGANOLEPTIC DESCRIPTION: The wine is refreshing yet complex, with lovely tropical flavours rounded off with a lingering, fresh acidity.
Size: 750 ml
% Alcohol: 13.5%
Grape: Chenin blanc
Appearance: Pale straw
Aroma: Elegant style, tropical flavours
|Taste: A light, crisp, dry wine that is fruit-driven and juicy. Refreshing with lovely guava, pineapple and winter melon flavours rounded off with a hint of fresh gooseberries and Packham pear undertones
|Pairing: Serve with salads, yellow fruits, vegetable dishes and light fish dishes, or simply on its own.