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.
Coastal Region - Swartland
60% Viognier, 40% Roussanne
Age of vines
19 years old
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 separately in older 300 liter French oak barrels. After fermentation, the two wines were blended and put back into the same barrels to mature for three months on the lees until bottling.
"This 60/40 blend of Viognier and Roussanne offers a perfume of white flowers and a finely focused palate of spice and white stone fruit with just a touch of minerals and white pepper. At the time of tasting, this wine had just been bottled and was for that reasons a bit closed; the 2017 vintage we also tried was richer, more expressive and had a lovely, slippery lanolin mouth feel. - Don Winkler" - i-winereview.com (The Wines of Babylon’s Peak in South Africa’s Swartland, September 30th 2019), 90 pts
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 ... Read More