Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2018

Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2018

Produced from intensely concentrated Shiraz grapes, this wine exhibits a wonderful velvety depth. Black cherry and mulberry notes give way to hints of aniseed and vanilla, which are derived from maturation in small French - and just a few American - barriques.

Pair with hearty stews and roasts.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Vintage 2017
2020 Joh Platter - 85 Points
2019 Veritas - Silver Outstanding
2019 Tim Atkin SA Special Report - 90 points

ageing : Ageing Potential: 10 to 15 years

in the vineyard : Lyre system 20-year-old vineyards - grown in weathered granite and Chocolate Cake soils on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain - allow for maximum sun exposure ensuring happy and healthy older vines.

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 to 18 months in small French and American oak barrels.

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