SPRANKEL 2020 BABYLONSTOREN
AREA OF PRODUCTION:
On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin.
VINIFICATION AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM:
The fourth vintage of this delicious MCC.
The grapes were whole-bunch pressed and the first fermentation took place in stainless
steel tanks. The wine was kept on the thin lees for 7 months before bottling for the
second fermentation. It was then kept on the lees for 48 months prior to disgorgement.
No dosage was added.
Size: 750 ml
% Alcohol: 12.22%
Straw yellow with slight greenish tinge.
Golden Delicious apple, green lollipop, tropical tones as well as gentle biscuit and brioche flavours from the maturation on the lees.
Fresh and well-balanced with a very fine mousse and soft acidity to balance the almond skin and passion fruit tones. Delicious lime and grapefruit with beautiful minerality and long finish.
Sprankel perfectly complements cheese, fruit, salmon, shellfish and caviar. The smoothness of this sparkling wine also works beautifully with poultry and seafood dishes with light, buttery sauces.