Backsberg Klein Babylonstoren 2014
Violets, cassis and dried herb aromas form a complex bouquet, hinting at the palate’s awaiting intensity. Ripe blackberry flavours are prominent on the firmly structured palate of fine, fruit tannins. Subtle oak derived characters of cinnamon and vanilla are also evident.
10 - 20 years
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 14% Petit Verdot
This blend matches classic and special occasion meals such as roast beef and lamb. Makes a worthy gift.
In The Vineyard
VITICULTURE Simonsberg slopes of weathered granite and clay loam soils.
In The Cellar
The smallest, waxiest berries are selected
for this Bordeaux blend. Cultivars are
fermented individually and remain on
the skins well after fermentation is
complete. This post-fermentative
maceration adds layer upon layer of
tannin structure and contributes a
roundness and silky texture. The cultivars
are then blended shortly before pressing.
The wine is aged in oak barrels for
12 - 18 months.