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Vondeling Babiana 2016

Wine facts

Style Medium bodied, elegant, plenty of fruit and very smooth. Best with food and not over chilled.
Grape Chenin Blanc 55%, Viognier 20%, Grenache Blanc 14%, Roussanne 6% & Chardonnay 5%
Country South Africa
Food Rich seafood, Lobster, fish and chicken especially with creamy sauces, Thai aromatic dishes, cheese.
Vegan Yes
Awards John Platter Wine Guide 2018 Four ½ Stars - Vondeling Babiana 2016


1 Bottle
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Other Details

Wild yeast fermentation (500l oak). Peaches, jasmine and cinnamon on the nose following on to marmalade, ginger and honey on the palate. 

Babiana Noctiflora is a rare species of fynbos found only on the Paardeberg Mountain. It has a delicate yellow flower, which releases its scent in the evenings to attract moths for pollination.

The Chenin Blanc grapes originate from a 30-year-old dry land vineyard, aptly named Graveyard in respect to the historic family graveyard it encloses. The vines naturally yield no more than 5 tons/ha. This ensures consistent quality and concentration, which is the reason it forms the backbone to our blend.
Chenin Blanc and Viognier are favourites for white blends in the Voor Paardeberg. The fullness of the Chenin Blanc, and the structure and aroma of the Viognier is tempered by a strong mineral character typical of our granite soils. The Chardonnay and Grenache Blanc lend vigour and freshness to the blend.

Awards-Vondeling Babiana 2015
John Platter Wine Guide 2017 Five Stars 
Awards-Vondeling Babiana 2014
John Platter Wine Guide 2016 Four ½ Stars
Awards-Vondeling Babiana 2013
John Platter Wine Guide 2016 Four ½ Stars 
Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015 – Best White Blend in the New World
Winestyle People’s Choice Awards SA 2014 Double Gold – Vondeling Babiana 2013