Vondeling - Babiana 2015South African White
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- BodyFull Bodied
- Food MatchMild Asian Dishes
- Grape TypeChardonnay
- Grape TypeChenin Blanc
- Grape TypeGrenache Blanc
- Grape TypeViognier
- Malolactic FermentationYes
- Style of White WineFull & Oaky
- Sweetness of wineDry
- Type of closureScrew Cap
- WinemakerMatthew Copeland
Colour: A subtle hue of pale straw.
Nose: A complex nose of soft fruit and spicy richness. Understated at first but opens beautifully to expose sweet wild honey, peach blossoms, pineapple and toasted cashew nuts .
Palate: Wonderfully dense with a taught mineral freshness. Rose petals and white pepper are softened by honeyed pears. The oak is seamlessly integrated and smooth. The mid-palate is creamy, yet poised and the wine has a long, lingering finish.
Pairing: Please, do not over chill the wine. You will be well rewarded should you decant the wine 30min before consumption. Enjoy with rabbit in white wine sauce with shallots or simple aromatic Asian dishes.
The Babiana noctiflora is a rare species of fynbos found only on the Paardeberg Mountain. It has is a delicate yellow flower, which releases its scent in the evenings to attract moths for pollination.