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Babylonstoren – Viognier

South Africa
Western Cape
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins South Africa > Western Cape > Simonsberg-Paarl

Appellation Simonsberg-Paarl

Varietal Viognier

Cepage 100% Viognier

Winemaking 30% of wine fermented 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak for 7 months, giving the wine slight creaminess.

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 completing the perfect balance.

Overall Layered & Fruity

Mouthfeel Round & Creamy

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

Selling Point Slightly wooded white wine, great with spicy fare.

Pairings Pair with complex flavors, spicy or curried shellfish dishes

Awards 87 Tim Atkin (2017), 86 International Wine Competition (2017)

Sustainability
2019 Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Organic In Practice t, Sustainable In Practice t, Minimal Intervention / Augmentation t
2018 Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Organic In Practice t, Sustainable In Practice t
2017 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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