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Backsberg (375ml) 2014 Merlot

Red, New World, Merlot from South Africa

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Backsberg is a family-owned winery that has just been joined by the 4th generation whose family history in South Africa starts back at the beginning of the last century when the founder arrived at the shores of Cape Town as a penniless political and religious refugee from Lithuania. Like many successful immigrant families theirs is a story of striving and twists and turns to get to where they are.

The philosophy of Backsberg is to provide pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure and finesse, but also with a high level of “drinkability”. If you find their wines easy to drink then they consider that thay are achieving what they want. This philosophy exists "under an overall umbrella of Care. Care of our land, our product and the people who work for us – and care of the environment in which we find ourselves".

Backsberg's description of this wine is " Pungent aromas of raspberry and red plums are tempered by the deft use of French oak maturation. The palate is redolent with succulent, sweet fruit flavours and finely coated in ripe mouth filling tannins. Smokey and savoury oak characters provide a subtle background to this complex and well balanced Merlot" do not disagree!

  • Cutlivar

    Merlot based

  • Light / Heavy

    Full bodied

  • Oaked

    Integrated oak

  • Closure

    Screw top

  • Alcohol ABV

    Above 14%


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