Babylonstoren Cabernet Sauvignon
AREA OF PRODUCTION: On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl,Western Cape, South Africa.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin, as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite origin.
VINIFICATION & PRODUCTION SYSTEM: Grapes picked from eight different vine- yard blocks. Matured in a combination of 40% new and 60% second- and third-fill 300 litre oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled and matured for three months prior to release.
ORGANOLEPTIC DESCRIPTION: Dry, full-bodied red wine. COLOUR: Deep crimson red.
BOUQUET: Aromas of red plum, blueberry perfumes with hints of sweet tobacco and cedarwood shavings.
TASTE: A fusion of dark fruits, cherries and cassis with a velvety texture creates this soft, multi-layered wine with well-rounded tannins and a lingering finish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Room temperature, 16 –18°C (60 – 64°F).
PRESERVATION: Can be enjoyed from the year of release, with an ageing potential of up to ten years.
GASTRONOMIC SUGGESTIONS: Beef fillet, oxtail or even something as simple as a delicious platter of venison charcuterie.