2018 Babylonstoren Shiraz Shiraz Stellenbosch South Africa 750ml
Colour: Deep ruby red colour
Bouquet: Fruit driven, cool cassis and pencil shavings on the nose with aromatic layers of spiciness and black pepper.
Taste: Finely crafted to portray layers of cherry, soft prune, blackcurrant and hints of spice. Elegant, velvety mouth-feel and long, lingering finish.
Any venison or game dish with a berry sauce as well as spicy dishes.
VARIETY : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
WINERY : Babylonstoren
WINEMAKER : Klaas Stoffberg & Charl Coetzee
WINE OF ORIGIN : Western Cape
ANALYSIS : alc : 14.5 % vol rs : 3.8 g/l pH : 3.48 ta : 6.1 g/l
type : Red style : Dry body : Full taste : Herbaceous wooded
pack : Bottle size : 750ml closure : Cork
ageing : Can be enjoyed from the year of release, with an ageing potential of up to ten years.
in the vineyard :
On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
Soil Composition: Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin.
in the cellar : Fermentation takes place on the skins for about seven days, after which it gets an extended maceration period of about one week. The wine then gets pressed into a combination of 70% new and 30% second-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and is then returned to the barrels for another 18 months before bottling.