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Babylonstoren Babel Blend 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
4.9
RS
3.1 g/l
TA
6.3 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Herbaceous

Accolades

John Platter Wine Guide 2016 - 4 Stars

Tasting Notes

COLOUR: Intense red colour.
BOUQUET: Pencil shavings, liquorice and sweet tobacco with mulberry and dark
cherry chocolate on the nose.
TASTE: A balanced fusion of dark red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouthfeel
and juicy, lingering finish.

Ageing Potential

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

Blend Information

42% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot

Food Suggestions

Rack of lamb, oxtail and succulent lamb shank.

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 takes place on the skins for about seven days, after which it gets an extended maceration period of about one week. The wine then gets pressed into 30% new and 70% second- and third-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and is then returned to the barrels for a total of 12 months.

Other Vintages

Babylonstoren Babel Blend 2016 Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee Shiraz
Babylonstoren Babel Blend 2015 Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee Shiraz
Babylonstoren Babel Blend 2014 Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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