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Babylon's Peak Viognier Roussanne
Babylon's Peak
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland

Babylon's Peak winery, situated on the highest weathered granite slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain, is privately owned by the Basson family who has passed down the tradition, passion and art of winemaking over four generations. Predominantly low-yield dryland bushvines are selected to produce these excellent wines with distinctive character.

Complex flavors of flowers, peach, dried pear and apricot with a long, smooth finish on the palate.

Specifications
Appellation
Coastal Region - Swartland
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
60% Viognier, 40% Roussanne
Age of vines
19 years old
Soil type
Granite
Vinification
The Viognier and Roussanne vines are both trellised with drip and planted on weathered granite soils. The soil is well drained vineyards. It only gets additional irrigation if it is necessary during summers.
The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.8°B. The grapes were destalked and lightly crushed. Only the first 400 litre free-run juice per ton were used to make this wine. Each grape variety was fermented seperately in older 300 liter French oak barrels. After fermentation the tho wines were blended an put back into the same barrels to mature for three months on the lees until bottling.
Production
800 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Roast duck, curry and creamy dishes.

Producer Information: Babylon's Peak

Babylon’s Peak is a private cellar located on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountains between Malmesbury and Paarl. Four generations have farmed here, passing down their winemaking knowledge and passion ...
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