Backsberg `Family Reserve` White 2017

Country
South Africa
Producer
Backsberg Estate Cellars
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (55%)
Roussanne (40%)
Viognier (5%)
Type
White
Style
Luxurious
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

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
This Family Reserve wine was produced from only the finest grapes. Great care was taken when making this wine to ensure that it is of the highest standard. Made from 55% Chardonnay, 40% Roussanne and 5% Viognier, this wine has a wonderful heady nose of apricot, ripe peach and white flowers. The palate is creamy and mouth filling, with plenty of stone fruits and red apple flavours with vanilla and toasted notes from 8 months oak ageing in new barrels. The creamy notes leave a lasting impression on the finish, a very elegant wine.
Food
Best served with ceramy chicken dishes or alongside a mushroom stroganoff.
Media
Gold medal IWC 2011. Silver medal IWSC 2011. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2012.