Babylonstoren wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where their grapes are grown on the conical Babylonstoren hill between Simonsberg and the Banghoek Mountains.
The wine is a blend of 48% shiraz, 13% merlot, 11% petit verdot, 11% cabernet franc, 10% malbec, 7% pinotage.
The cultivars are harvested separately and made separately. Fermentation takes place on the skins for about seven days, after which it is given an extended maceration period of about one week. The wine is then pressed into 30% new and 70% second- and third-fill 300-litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked and then returned to the barrels to total 12 months of barrel maturation.
Babylonstoren Babel Red
The bouquet of crushed mulberry, blackberry and plum flavours with well-judged oak maturation, adding layers of sweet spice, vanilla and dark chocolate.
Succulent black fruit with a savoury edge of cigar box and graphite, all held together beautifully with smooth tannins and a tightly knit structure.