Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2013

Black berry, raspberry and rich mocha aromas are given added complexity via subtle aniseed and vanillin tones, derived from maturation in small French and American oak barriques. The palate has weight and depth due to layers of fruit tannins and sheer flavour intensity.

Savoury dishes such as roast game and winter stews match this dark,brooding wine.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Gillaume Nell
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.82 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 10 - 15 years

in the vineyard : Orogin: Paarl
Climate: Mediterranean
SoilType: Simonsberg slopes of weathered granite and clay loam soils.
Viticulture: Lyre system vines with sun-worshiping, open-armed vines ensure maximum ripeness.

in the cellar : Soft-skinned Shiraz is fermented warm for 5 - 6 days. It is then pressed to finish fermentation in barrel. Ageing occurs for 12 - 18 months in small French and American oak barrels.

Blend: 100% Shiraz - oak-aged for 18 months

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