Backsberg Gravel Road Chenin Blanc 2023

Backsberg celebrates five generations of winemaking heritage. Following the gravel farm roads once travelled by Sydney Back in his antique Volkswagen beetle while tending to his vines, this wine is versatile and bright. The juicy peach, citrus blossom and mango aromas are perfectly balanced by a refreshing acidity.

Grapes are picked over time between 21 and 23 degree Balling. They are then crushed, chilled and settled overnight. Fermented cool at 16° degrees Celsius in stainless steel to yield a simple, clean wine.

Chenin Blanc is exceptionally versatile. It pairs well with salads, vegetables, fish and chicken. Hints of sweetness and a slightly fuller body ensure this wine complements both spicy and creamier dishes.

The Estate
Nestled on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain, Backsberg is located mid-way between Paarl and Stellenbosch. Fourth generation proprietor Simon Back and his team are committed to preserving Backsberg’s rich 100-year heritage while making strides as forerunners in areas such as sustainability and conservation. As South Africa’s first certified carbon neutral wine producer, Backsberg follows a ‘tread lightly’ approach that extends from the vineyard to the cellar and beyond.

Alcohol: 13 % vol