Backsberg Plum Valley Merlot 2019 / 2020

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Backsberg celebrates five generations of winemaking heritage. The Plum Valley Merlot acknowledges the origins as a working farm when everything from oranges to peach trees and plums were once grown. Plump and well-rounded, this smooth red Merlot is a bundle of vinous energy with prominent notes of plum, cherry, chocolate and raspberry soaring from the glass.

A long skin fermentation with lots of aeration is followed by oak maturation for 12 months in 225l French oak barriques.

Pairs well with duck, lamb, sirloin steak and pastas as well as being a delicious partner to chocolate and mint desserts.

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.

Alcohol: 14 % Vol