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Babel Red by Babylonstoren 2015

Babel Red

by Babylonstoren 2015

Producer : Babylonstoren

Region : Paarl (South Africa), South Africa (South Africa)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

Tasting Notes

Vibrant and vivid, with layers of spicy blackcurrant leaf, intense red fruit and heady, warm herb aromas. Plenty of bright blackcurrant and blackberry fill the palate. threaded with rich fruitcake and herb hints and laced by soft, succulent tannins.

Best Paarl Red Blend - Novare Wine Awards 2016

Gold Medal - Veritas Wine Awards 2016

4 stars - Platter's Wine Guide 2017

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Babylonstoren
Region Paarl (South Africa), South Africa (South Africa)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2015
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 10% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 39% Syrah / Shiraz
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $299.40

The Producer

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley. Babylonstoren Winery has a rich history that dates back to 1692. The winery is owned by Karen Roos and her husband Koos Bekker. Babylonstoren Winery is situated in the Drakenstein Valley, close to the town of Paarl. The location is known for its fertile soil and temperate climate.

The Babylonstoren winemaker is Charl Coetzee who has been with the winery since 2010. Charl has a deep understanding of the terroir and is committed to using sustainable and organic farming practices.

The winery produces a range of wines, including Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to producing exceptional wines, Babylonstoren Winery is committed to sustainability and has implemented a range of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, including solar panels, a water recycling plant, and a composting system.

One of the unique features of Babylonstoren Winery is its garden, which spans over eight acres and features more than 300 varieties of plants. The garden has been designed to showcase the diversity of South Africa's flora and is a popular attraction for visitors to the winery.

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