Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2008
Black berry, raspberry and rich mocha aromas are given added complexity via subtle aniseed and vanillin tones, derived from maturation in small French and American oak barriques. The palate has weight and depth due to layers of fruit tannins and sheer flavour intensity.
7 - 10 years
Savoury dishes such as roasted game and winter stews match this dark, brooding wine.
In The Vineyard
SOIL TYPE: Clay loam, med-high yield, 300-330m North and North East elevation
VITICULTURE: 8-18 year old vineyards, yield 7-12t/ha
In The Cellar
Soft-skinned Shiraz is fermented warm for 5-6 days. It is pressed to finish fermentation in oak. 12 – 18 months in small oak barrels. Wooded for 18 months.