BABEL Red Blend 2020 BABYLONSTOREN
AREA OF PRODUCTION:
On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between
the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape,
Combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of
Malmesbury shale origin as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape
VINIFICATION AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM:
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 is then pressed into 30% new and 70% second- and third-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and then returned to the barrels for a total of 12 months.
Dry, full-bodied red wine.
Size: 750 ml
% Alcohol: 14%
48% shiraz, 13% merlot, 11% petit verdot, 10% malbec, 10% cabernet franc and 7% pinotage
Ruby red colour.
Pencil shavings and sweet tobacco with mulberry, cherries and dark chocolate on the nose.
A balanced fusion of dark red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouth-feel and juicy, lingering finish.
Rack of lamb, oxtail and succulent lamb shank.