Backsberg Merlot 2014

Backsberg Merlot 2014

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 : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.29 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.2 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 3-13 year old vineyards

in the cellar : Long skin fermentation with lots of aeration. Oak maturation for 12 – 18 months in 225l oak barrels.

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