Babylon's Peak SMG 2017
Babylon's Peak SMG
Babylon's Peak SMG 2017 is a classic blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache grapes which gives aromas and flavours of dark fruit, violets and white pepper. An elegant wine with ripe tannins.
Babylon’s Peak is a private cellar located on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountains between Malmesbury and Paarl.
Four generations have farmed here, passing down their winemaking knowledge and passion through the ages. Current winemaker Stephan and his father continue this proud legacy today.
The farms’ unique terroir in the Paardeberg is ideally suited to Rhône varietals and therefore is the main focus. The soil is granite-based, which contributes to the distinctive character of the wines.
Access to dry land bush vines with an age of 30 years and older do set us apart from the rest. All the wines are grown, produced and bottled on the farm.
With 350 HA under vine, the farm harvests ±2500 tons annually, of which 400 tons are bottled under the Babylon’s Peak brand with a red/white production ratio of 70/30.
Babylon’s Peak produces a host of top quality varietals including Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Shiraz, Mourvédre, & Grenache.
The name Babylon’s Peak is derived from the very high granite peak on the farm, which is known to local people as ‘Babylonstoren’ (in English, ‘The Tower of Babylon’). Some of the highest vineyards in the Swartland region are found here at about 700 metres above sea level.
The Paardeberg area is characterised by decomposed granite soils and unique terroir which result in optimum soil expression and fruit purity.
All the grapes used for our wines are carefully selected and treated before the wine is made in the traditional way. Being a private cellar, we have the opportunity to select and bottle only the best quality wines.
Babylon's Peak SMG 2017- Hay Wines