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50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot & 17% Malbec
Paarl, South Africa
Backsberg Cellars boasts 100 years of winemaking history. Fourth generation, Simone Back and his team are taking Backsberg Cellars to a new level of excellence, to further cement the existing reputation for innovative and quality set by his father.
While sipping their wines you can feel comfortable in the knowledge that they have extended their gentle approach to wine making to care for the environment and the wine you are enjoying is certified carbon neutral.
Only produced in exceptional vintages, Backberg's flagship selection is crafted from the very best vineyard blocks. No effort is spared to create these fine wines of true personality and distinction.
Twenty of the best French oak barrels in their cellar have been assembled to achieve this deeply concentrated full bodied red blend.
Viticulture: Sun worshiping, open armed lyre trellised vines as well as older VSP hedged vines - situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in soils of weathered granite and Oak leaf - ensure optimal grape ripeness.
Vinification: Highly concentrated grapes with intense flavor of each cultivar are hand selected to produce this expressive and full-bodied wine. The three cultivars are blended after 6 months and allowed to age for a further 12 months in new French oak. This wine is produced only in exceptional years and rarely
exceeds 20 barrels.
Tasting notes: Concentrated flavors of black forest berries infused with spice, cedar and vanilla. Extended skin contact and aging in small French barriques contribute to its complexity.
Pairing suggestions: This wine is the perfect accompaniment to classic hearty fare such as roast
beef or lamb. The connoisseur’s preferred red blend.
AGEING POTENTIAL: Best enjoyed within 15 to 20 years
ABV 14.3% RS 3.3 g/ℓ pH 3.5 TA 5.4g/ℓ
Wine of the Month for April 2023
$5/2 oz. pour