Bablyonstoren Babel 2018

Style:  Full-Body Red             Vintage: 2020            ABV: 14%

Appellation: Simonsberg-Paarl              Varietal:25% shiraz, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 14% malbec, 11% petit verdot, 9.5% merlot, 9.5% cabernet franc and 8% pinotage

Region: Western Cape                      County:  South Africa

Pairings: Serve with rack of lamb, oxtail and succulent lamb shank.

About This Wine: : Pencil shavings and sweet tobacco with mulberry, cherries and dark chocolate on the nose. A balanced fusion of dark red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouthfeel and juicy, lingering finish.

Cultivars are harvested separately and made separately. 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 30% new and 70% second- and third-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and is then returned to the barrels for a total of 12 months..

Suggested serving temperature: Slightly cooler than room temp 16–18°C (60–64°F)

Special Features:

  • Organic
  • Sustainable