Backsberg Cape Ruby 2017

Backsberg Cape Ruby 2017

Fruit cake and wild cherry give way to old spice and leather derived from maturation for several years in French oak.

A lovely apéritif.

variety : Zinfandel [ Zinfandel and Tinta Barocca ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 18.61 % vol  rs : 84.4 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 4.1 g/l  
type : Fortified  style : Semi Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2020 John Platter - 83 Points
2019 John Platter - 83 Points

ageing : 10 to 20 Years

in the vineyard : Sun worshiping, open armed lyre trellised vines, ensure maximum fruit ripeness.

in the cellar : Very ripe, dark-skinned Zinfandel and full-bodied Barbera grapes are selected to produce this intensely concentrated wine. Fermentation is halted mid-way, at the desired sugar level, by fortification with Backsberg’s signature Sydney Back potstill brandy. Thereafter, the wine is allowed to age for 2 to 3 years in small French oak barriques.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Zinfandel
Tinta Barocca