A great red wine for connoisseurs

Backsberg Family Reserve Red 2016

4.5* Platter
Backsberg Family Reserve Red 2016
  • BAC-122016
  • Intense aromas of berries, surrounded by cedar
  • Only produced in outstanding vintages
  • Awarded with 4.5 out of 5 John Platter stars
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34.95€ 46.60€/l

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For the Backsberg Family Reserve Red, which is only produced in particularly good years, only the...
For the Backsberg Family Reserve Red, which is only produced in particularly good years, only the best grapes are used and no effort was spared to create this great wine - and you can taste it. Concentrated notes of dark forest berries, spices, cedar and vanilla characterize the multi-layered aroma of the Backsberg Family Reserve Red. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (33%) and Malbec (17%) has matured for 18 months in barriques and is the perfect accompaniment to hearty dishes. The combination with beef or lamb is a classic.


Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 90 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, Veritas Bronze

Goes With:

Backsberg Family Reserve Red 2016
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (33%), Malbec (17%)
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Backsberg, Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, 7624 Paarl, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
34.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
5,4 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,3 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in barriques for 18 months.

Backsberg – a family-run Success Story

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.