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Babylon's Peak Shiraz Carignan Red Wine

Babylon's Peak Shiraz Carignan

South Africa
REGION
Swartland
SIZE
75cl
ABV
14%
VINTAGE
2017
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Grape Varieties: 65% Shiraz, 35% Carignan
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TASTE
Mocha and chocolate with dark berry flavours are complimented by spicy undertones; the mouthfeel is soft elegant, with fine length on the finish.

FOOD PAIRING
Beef · Lamb · Spicy food · Mature and hard cheese

PRODUCER
Babylon’s Peak is both a stalwart and a relative newcomer within the resurgent Swartland winemaking scene. Stephan Basson’s great- grandfather established the farm in 1919, and wine was made in the old cellar here until 1948. It then fell into disuse until Stephan renovated the cellar and recommenced production. The vineyards, some of the highest in the region at up to 700 metres, lie on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain, and have proven especially suitable for Chenin Blanc and Rhône varieties. The wines have a vivid purity, an almost crystalline concentration that belies Swartland’s hot climate just as the prices defy its hype.

VINEYARD
These grapes come from dry-farmed bush vines at least twenty-eight years old. They are pruned for low yields (below 40hl/ha), and undergo green harvesting around veraison. The grapes were hand-picked on March 11th.

WINERY
The grapes were destemmed but not crushed. They underwent thirty-six hours’ cold maceration, and then fermented in open tanks for seven days at 24-26°C. The wine was then racked to older French oak barriques for malolactic and twelve months’ maturation.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 14%
Awards
Closure Screw Cap
Size 75cl
Grape Variety Shiraz Blend
Vintage 2017
Location
Country South Africa
Region Swartland
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