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Babylonstoren – Viognier

South Africa
Western Cape
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins South Africa > Western Cape > Simonsberg

Appellation Franschhoek Valley

Varietal Viognier

Cepage 100% Viognier

Winemaking 70% of base underwent fermentation in stainless for 3 weeks, remaining was fermented and matured in mixed-use French oak

Aging 7mo, 70% stainless, 30% used French oak

Alcohol Content 14.5 %

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes Showcases layers of fresh peaches with dried apricot and apple blossom aromas. The wood contributes to depth, although not strongly noticeable. The mouth-feel is round and creamy from the 30% well integrated French oak (7 months). A floral nose and lime zest finish complete the perfect balance.

Overall Layered & Fruity

Mouthfeel Round & Creamy

Aromas Fresh pear, stone fruits, dried apricot, apple blossom

Pairings Pair with complex flavors, spicy or curried shellfish dishes

Sustainability Certified Sustainable t, Organic In Practice t

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Brand Story

The vineyards of Babylonstoren are nestled in slopes of Simon’s Mountain, just north of Stellenbosch between Paarl and 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 and Clos Malverne) and 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, and petit verdot. Chardonnay and pinot noir grow in the highest site.


Brand Story

The vineyards of Babylonstoren are nestled in slopes of Simon’s Mountain, just north of Stellenbosch between Paarl and 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 and Clos Malverne) and 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, and petit verdot. Chardonnay and pinot noir grow in the highest site.

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