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Babylons Peak Viognier Roussanne

Babylon's Peak Viognier Roussanne

South Africa
REGION
Swartland
SIZE
750ml
ABV
14%
VINTAGE
2015
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Grape Varieties: 55% Viognier, 45% Roussanne
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TASTE
This mix of Rhône varieties produces a wonderfully textured wine, its natural richness supporting apricot, floral and musky aromas, while still finishing neat and dry.

FOOD PAIRING

Pork · Game (deer, venison) · Shellfish · Spicy food · Poultry · Mild and soft 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 relatively recent plantings on weathered granite soils. They are pruned for low yields, and undergo green harvesting just before veraison. The grapes were hand-picked on February 26th.

WINERY
The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed. The free-run juice was fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks until near the end of fermentation. It was then racked to older 300-litre French oak barrel to complete the last twenty percent of fermentation, and spent four months on lees before bottling.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 14%
Closure Screw Cap
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Viognier Blend
Vintage 2015
Location
Country South Africa
Region Swartland
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