Chardonnay Backsberg 2019

Country
South Africa
Region
Paarl
Producer
Backsberg Estate Cellars
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (100%)
Type
White
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The viticultural variety offered by the many different types of soil, aspect and altitude make the area of Paarl successful with more grape varietals than any other of South Africa`s regions. The best slopes occupy the cooler northern aspect of the Simonsberg Mountain and can successfully produce the key grapes demanded by the international markets. Shiraz and Viognier have really thrived and the wine writers extol the virtues of these grapes in particular.

Producer

Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and organic principles. Alicia Rechner is back at the helm as winemaker and is well supported by viticulturalist Clive Trent.
Tasting Notes
A fusion of intense fruit-forward flavours of apricots and almonds on the nose. The palate is intense, fresh flavours of green apple combine with stone fruit notes of peach and apricot with a lovely creamy mouthfeel from extended lees ageing in french oak. This weight from the lees and oak is perfectly balanced by a fresh, citrus acidity.
Food
The perfect match to creamy pasta dishes or most seafood.