Backsberg Merlot 2015

A mid-palate of sweet raspberry and red plums is complemented by savoury characters from careful oak aging. This wine is beautifully smooth with fine,mouth-filling tannins.

Pairs well with duck, lamb, sirloin steak and pastas, as well as being a delicious partner to chocolate and mint desserts.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.31 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 7 - 15 years

in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean 
Soil Type: Simonsberg vineyards with weathered granite and clay loam soils.
Viticulture: 5 - 15 year old vineyards

about the harvest: Yield: 7 - 12t/ha

in the cellar : Long skin fermentation with lots of aeration is followed by oak maturation for 12 - 18 months in 225ℓ oak barrels.
Blend: 100% Merlot - oak matured

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