Cabernet Sauvignon Backsberg 2017

Country
South Africa
Region
Paarl
Producer
Backsberg Estate Cellars
Grape(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Robust
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
14%
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
Spicy aromas of liquorice and vanilla mingle with blackcurrant fruit. Rich and full on the palate with sweet, ripe fruit flavours of plum and blackberry filling the mouth.. Complex and long, with soft oak tannins and a satisfying finish.
Food
Great with strong Indian and Asian meat dishes, hard cheeses and chocolate cake.