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Babylon’s Peak Chenin Blanc 2011

Babylon’s Peak is a cellar on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain, between Malmesbury and Paarl, owned by the Basson family for four generations. In 2003 Stephan Basson renovated the old cellar and picked up where his grandfather had left off back in 1948. ‘Babylon’s Peak’, known locally as ‘Babylonstoren’, is a granite outcrop towering over the farm, where you find some of the highest vineyards in Swartland, at 700 metres above sea level. Long hours of sunshine give richly satisfying tropical fruit – the hallmark of fine Chenin – while the cooler mountain air ensures an elegance that sets this wine apart from wines grown on the plain.Most enjoyable on its own and mighty fine with grilled fish, roast chicken or vegetarian casseroles.