High intensity grapes were used for the Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz, which give the wine its wonderful velvety depth and complex aroma. Notes of dark cherries and mulberries provide a great fruity flavour, while nuances of aniseed and vanilla give the Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz a spicy component. The red wine has matured for 12 to 18 months in small French and American oak barrels and is the perfect accompaniment to hearty dishes or dishes with game or dark meat.
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze,
The Michelangelo Gold,
Tim Atkin 90 Points
4 John Platter Stars,
Old Mutual Trophy Gold,
Tim Atkin 89 Points
Backsberg is a family-run business. Right from the beginning, the name Backsberg had always been closely related with the family Back that has succeeded in creating fantastic wines over several generations. The special knowledge of the region and its features and capacities is not only passed on, but continuously improved and refined. Even though every generation wants to bring the vineyard Backsberg forward, owner, winemaker and the rest of the team agree that the taste of the wine lovers is the most important aspect at the end of the day.
Backsberg follows ‘down-to-earth’ Mentality
As only a few other wineries, Backsberg knows how to combine excellent premium wines with an easy accessibility. The wines of the estate are rightly renowned amongst critics due to their high quality; at the same time, they are considered as wines just wonderful to drink amongst wine lovers and connoisseurs. In fact, for almost every occasion. This is perfectly mirrored in the lived ‘down-to-earth’ mentality of Backsberg. Structure and finesse of the individual wines go hand in hand with a high level of so-called ‘drinkability’. Particularly the wide array of wines defines the winery. Especially the Bordeaux Blend Klein Babylonstoren is considered to be a typical Backsberg wine. It fulfils the high demand in taste and finesse for the wine critic, but also aims at the wine lover with its full bouquet and the fruity taste.
Backsberg with sustainable Cultivation
As one of the first wineries in South Africa, Backsberg focuses on a sustainable relationship with nature. The wines are created CO2-neutral which is unique in South Africa’s wine world. There are only three estates worldwide that can claim this. Additionally, the family Back is involved in holistic environmental protection. With programs for forestry and planting of native trees and plants, the yard significantly contributes to the preservation of the unique variety of the South African landscape. Backsberg is a wonderful example for the pioneering role that South African wine holds in many aspects.
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