|Cultivar||73% Viognier, 27% Roussanne|
Recognition (Current & previous Vintages):
2008: Veritas Awards – Gold
Babylon’s Peak winery, situated on the highest weathered granite slopes of the Paardeberg M is privately owned by the Basson family who has passed down the tradition, passion and art of win over four generations. Predominantly low-yield dryland bushvines are selected to produce these e wines with distinctive character.
The Viognier and Roussanne vines are both trellised with drip irrigat are planted on weathered granite soils. The soil is well drained vineyards only get additional irrigation if it is necessary during ou summers.
Winemaking : The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.8°B. The grapes were destal lightly crushed. Only the first 400 litre free-run juice per ton were used this wine. Each grape variety was fermented seperately in older 300 litre oak barrels. After fermentation the two wines were blended and put back into the same barrels to mature for three months on the lees until bottling.
Tasting note : Complex flavours of flowers, peach, dried pear and apricot with a long, smooth finish on the palate.
Food Recommendation : Pair with roast duck, curry and other rich and creamy dishes.