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Babylonstoren Candide 2020

Babylonstoren Candide 2020
  • BAB-042020
  • Incredibly fruity with notes of lime and lychee
  • Complex and long-lasting with fresh acidity
  • The perfect white wine for dishes with salad or fish
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

11.95€ 15.93€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Babylonstoren Candide shimmers in a pale straw yellow in the glass and enchants with its...
The Babylonstoren Candide shimmers in a pale straw yellow in the glass and enchants with its wonderful scent of tropical fruits. On the palate too, the blend of Chenin Blanc (45%), Viognier (27.5%), Chardonnay (16%) and Sémillon (11.5%) is very fruity with notes of white peach, lime and lychee. Its fresh acidity adds the final touch to the complex and long-lasting Babylonstoren Candide. In addition, the white wine blend, which matured partly in French oak, is a pleasure in itself, but it also is an excellent accompaniment to dishes with fish and vegetables or salad. Incidentally, the name of the Babylonian fool Candide comes from the satirical novella of the same name by Voltaire.

Awards

Jg. 2020
4 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver Outstanding
Jg. 2019
Veritas Silver
Jg. 2018
4 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 89 Points

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Name:
Babylonstoren Candide 2020
Article-No.:
BAB-042020
Grape Varieties:
Chenin Blanc (45%), Viognier (27,5%), Chardonnay (16%), Sémillon (11,5%)
Vintage:
2020
Winery:
Babylonstoren
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Babylonstoren, Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, 7670 Simondium, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
11.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
4,4 g/l
Serve at:
10-12 °C
Best before:
2022
In the Cellar:
A part of the wine matured in French oak.
Appellation:
Paarl
Allergen:
Sulphite

Babylonstoren - more than just a winery

In front of the impressive scenery of the Simonsberg and the Franschhoek Mountains, the Babylonstoren winery stretches out. Its origins date back to 1692, when Pieter van der Byl planted the first vineyards on the farm and made irrigation possible by converting the canals. Some of these old structures have survived to this day, as has the Cape Dutch architecture of the Manor House or the former cowshed where the Babel Restaurant is located, because a few years ago the new owners Koos Bekker and his wife Karen Roos restored the winery - and the historic fruit and wine farm took a turn. Today Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved Cape Dutch-style wineries.

Babylonstoren combines tradition and innovation

Taking up the Cape Dutch architecture, the famous architect Gerard de Villiers designed a State of the Art wine cellar in which grapes from thirteen different grape varieties produce elegant and well-balanced wines that reflect their terroir. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the creations in the adjacent tasting room. The modern steel and glass building is a real eye-catcher in itself, but the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows over the vineyards and Babylonstorenberg, which gave the winery its name because it reminded the first owners of the tower of Babylon, is simply breathtaking. If you have a bit more time, take a guided tour of the wine cellar and take a look behind the scenes - a tour of the vineyards and an excursion to the olive oil production are also part of it.

Enjoy nature at Babylonstoren

Nature plays an important role on Babylonstoren - both in the production of the wines and olive oils and in the garden of the winery, which was created after the model of the Company's Garden in Cape Town. It was created in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company and served to supply the ships that stopped at the Cape. Besides, the garden links back to the hanging gardens of Babylon which king Nebukadnezar has created for his wife who longed for the mountains and valleys of her youth. All of the more than 300 plants in the garden of Babylonstoren are edible or have a medicinal effect and the fruit and vegetables end up on the plates of the two restaurants Babel and Greenhouse. The garden can be visited during a guided tour. To enjoy the beautiful nature, however, a reservation in advance is necessary. The philosophy of Babylonstoren and the character of the wines can best be described by the winery's logo. It shows a pipe as a symbol for the farmer, the flower represents the garden and the bird the nature. The combination of these is the essence of Babylonstoren: To make things as simple and natural as possible. In addition to the excellent wines, the magnificent garden and the restaurants, there is also a hotel and a wellness area on the winery - so there are plenty of good reasons to stay longer on Babylonstoren and relax with a tasty glass of wine.