Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Babylonstoren Shiraz

2020 Gold Medal

Babylonstoren



Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Shiraz
VARIETAL:
Shiraz (22) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2019 and older

VINTAGE:
2018

MORE INFORMATION:
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 a combination of 70% new and 30% second-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and is then returned to the barrels for another 18 months before bottling. ORGANOLEPTIC DESCRIPTION: Dry, full-bodied red wine. COLOUR: Deep ruby red colour. BOUQUET: Fruit driven, cool cassis and pencil shavings on the nose with aromatic layers of spiciness and black pepper. TASTE: Finely crafted to portray layers of cherry, soft prune, blackcurrant and hints of spice. Elegant, velvety mouth-feel and long, lingering finish.

Any venison or game dish with a berry sauce as well as spicy dishes.


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