2017 Babylonstoren Viognier Stellenbosch South Africa 750ml
This dry, slightly wooded, medium-bodied white wine is creamy with a floral nose and lime zest finish that provides the perfect balance to the depth of wood.
COLOUR: light, yellowish tint.
BOUQUET: showcase layers fresh pear and dried apricot aromas, wood contributes to depth, although not strongly noticeable.
TASTE: the mouth-feel is round and creamy from the 30% well integrated French oak (7 months). A floral nose and lime zest finish completes the perfect balance
Served chilled with spicy dishes such as curry.
VARIETY : Viognier [ Viognier ]
WINERY : Babylonstoren
WINEMAKER : Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee
WINE OF ORIGIN : Western Cape
ANALYSIS : alc : 14.5 % vol rs : 1.8 g/l pH : 3.44
type : White style : Dry body : Medium taste : Fragrant wooded
pack : Bottle size : 750ml closure : 0
DWWA Silver Medal (90/100), IWC Commended, NWC Double Gold Award
2015 Michelangelo Wine Awards - Silver
Babylonstoren Viognier 2013 - Michelangelo International Wine Show 2014 - Double Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 2016 - 4 Stars
ageing : PRESERVATION: ready to be enjoyed within the year of production, but will definitely benefit with 1 to 2 years of ageing
in the vineyard :
SOIL COMPOSITION: Dundee type soils of Table Mountain sandstone origin
AREA OF PRODUCTION: on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
in the cellar : VINIFICATION & PRODUCTION SYSTEM: 70% of the wine underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks. Racked of fermentation lees and kept on thin lees for 6 months before bottling. 30% of the wine was fermented and matured in 2nd and 3rd fill 300 litre French oak barrels for 6 months before blended together and bottled.