Western Cape, South Africa
Babylonstoren Mourvedre Rosé is a beautiful dry rosé of 100% Mourvedre from the Western Cape of South Africa. The winery's philosophy is best exemplified by the Babylonstoren logo, which consists of the pipe, representing the farm, the flower, representing the garden, and the bird, representing nature. The very essence of Babylonstoren is keeping things simple and as true to the earth as possible. This is exactly what they aim to achieve in their wines - truth and simplicity. True to the area they are situated in, the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, and simplicity, by making it as natural as possible.
Babylonstoren wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where its grapes are grown. They have 72 hectares under vine and produce 13 grape varieties with their highest vines lying against Simonsberg at some 600 meters above sea level. Some of the vines on the farm were planted by the farm's previous owners, the Louw family, who lived here for four generations. Led by cellarmaster Charl Coetzee (formerly of Kaapzicht) and winemaker Klaas Stoffberg, the farm's 2011 harvest led to the first bottling of wine under the Babylonstoren label.
Babylonstoren Mourvedre Rosé is salmon-pink in color with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. It offers strawberry yoghurt on the palate with a candyfloss finish and fresh acidity for a delicious, lingering mouthfeel. It would pair well with grilled trout, Norwegian salmon, sushi, charcuterie