Backsberg Merlot 2018

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A mid-palate of sweet raspberry and red plum is complemented by chocolate flavours 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 : 14.32 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2019 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards - Gold
2019 Ultra Value Wine Challenge Awards - Silver

ageing : 7 - 15 years

in the vineyard : Sun worshiping, open armed lyre trellised vines, ensure maximum fruit ripeness. Oakleaf and weatherd granite soils ensure these vines are planted in soils rich in organic matter.

in the cellar : A long skin fermentation with lots of aeration is followed by oak maturation for 12 to 18 months in 225l French oak barrels.

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