Backsberg Family Reserve Red 2005

High density vineyards produced grapes with exceptional flavours of cassis, raspberry and tobacco. Extended skin contact and ageing in small French oak barriques have contributed added complexity via cedar and vanilla characters.

This blend matches classic evening meals such as roast beef or lamb.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Shiraz, 7% Malbec
winemaker : Guillaume Nell
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 7 - 10 years

in the vineyard : CLIMATE: Mediterranean
VINIFICATION: Produced from the finest grapes with extreme care, blending only the best parcels from different varieties. Produced only in exceptional years. Oaked for 24 – 36 months in new french oak barrels.

in the cellar : Produced from the finest grapes with extreme care, blending only the best parcels from different varieties.
Produced only in exceptional years.
Oaked for 24 – 36 months in new french oak barrels.

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