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Babylonstoren – Chardonnay

South Africa
Western Cape
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins South Africa > Western Cape > Simonsberg-Paarl

Appellation Simonsberg-Paarl

Varietal Chardonnay

Cepage 100% Chardonnay

Winemaking Whole-cluster pressed, inoculated in stainless, fermented in 40% new French oak, kept on lees 3-4months with batonnage

Aging 12mo in French oak, 40% new

Alcohol Content 14.0 %

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes Classy, sleek structure with subtle citrus fruit softened with textured creaminess and nutty complexity. Tangy mineral tones with fine intensity and balance; good focus and length with a refreshing finish.

Mouthfeel Dry & Full-bodied

Aromas Quince, lime, vanilla

Selling Point Old World-Style Chard with a Fresh Finish

Pairings Pair with creamy dishes, white fish, blue cheese, sushi

Sustainability Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Organic In Practice t, Sustainable In Practice t

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Brand Story

The vineyards of Babylonstoren are nestled on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, just north of Stellenbosch between Paarl & Franschhoek. The name dates back to a time when a large hill on the property became a routine meeting spot for the diverse local population. It became referred to as “The Tower of Babel” due to the converging of the many languages spoken in the area. The farm is owned by former magazine editor Karen Roos. The first vintage was in 2011. The cellar master is Charl Coetzee (formerly of Kaapzicht & Clos Malverne) & the winemaker is Klaas Stoffberg (formerly of Ernie Els Wines). The farm grows many varietals, including Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, & Petit Verdot. Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grow in the highest site.


Brand Story

The vineyards of Babylonstoren are nestled on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, just north of Stellenbosch between Paarl & Franschhoek. The name dates back to a time when a large hill on the property became a routine meeting spot for the diverse local population. It became referred to as “The Tower of Babel” due to the converging of the many languages spoken in the area. The farm is owned by former magazine editor Karen Roos. The first vintage was in 2011. The cellar master is Charl Coetzee (formerly of Kaapzicht & Clos Malverne) & the winemaker is Klaas Stoffberg (formerly of Ernie Els Wines). The farm grows many varietals, including Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, & Petit Verdot. Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grow in the highest site.

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