Backsberg Merlot 2007

Pungent aromas of raspberry and red plums are tempered by the deft use of French oak maturation. The palate is redolent with succulent, sweet fruit flavours and finely coated in ripe mouth filling tannins. Smokey and savoury oak characters provide a subtle background to this complex and well balanced Merlot.

Goes very well with dishes such as duck, lamb, sirloin steak and pastas. Also a great accompaniment to chocolate and mint desserts.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.44 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or over the next 5-7 years.

in the cellar : Barrel fermented for 12 months.

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