Backsberg Cape Ruby NV

Backsberg Cape Ruby NV

Fruit cake and raisin with notes of cherry drenched in Brandy. Old spice and leather characters, from aging in old oak barrels, linger on the finish.

A lovely apéritif before or after dinner. Also compliments very spicy meals or sweet desserts.The perfect night cap.

variety : Tinta Barocca [ 66% Tinta Barocca, 34% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 16.73 % vol  rs : 80.6 g/l  pH : 3.91  ta : 4.9 g/l  
type : Fortified  style : Semi Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 20 - 30 years +

in the vineyard : ORIGIN Paarl
CLIMATE Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE Clay loam, high yield, 215m North-North East elevation
VITICULTURE 11 year old vineyards

about the harvest: NV

in the cellar : Very ripe fruit is selected. Fermentation is stopped mid-way, at the desired sugar level, by fortification with Backsberg Brandy. It is aged for 2-3 years in small French oak barrels.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Tinta Barocca