Backsberg Estate Cellars
- Simondium Road - Suider Paarl - South Africa
- 021 875 5141
About the Winery
This philosophy exists under an overall umbrella of care – care for the land, the product and the employee. As South Africa’s very first carbon neutral winery, and a proud WWF Conservation Champion, Backsberg places great importance on a sustainable future for all.
About the wine
BLEND: Grenache, Mourvedre, Sangiovese & Other
VITICULTURE: Sun worshiping, open armed lyre trellised vines, ensure maximum fruit ripeness. These vines have been planted in Oak leaf and weathered granite soils – rich in organic matter.
T A S T ING NOTE: Subtle flavours of pink candy-floss, fresh strawberry and rich cream are carried through from nose to palate. A gentle balance between fruit and well integrated acidity yields an elegant, restrained and feminine wine.
The fruit is cool-picked, later in the harvest at 22 degrees Balling and treated similarly to a white wine. Colour and primary fruit flavours are extracted from the skins of the red grapes. The grapes are then cool fermented in stainless steel tanks until approximately 16g/l natural grape sugar remains. The resulting wine therefore has a low alcohol and is naturally sweet.
AGEI N G POTENTIAL: Best enjoyed within 2 years
Alc 12.5% RS 16 g/ℓ pH 3.5 TA 5.6 g/ℓ