Backsberg Estate, Chenin Blanc, South Africa, 2020 through Merchant of Wine.

Backsberg Estate, Chenin Blanc, South Africa, 2020

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Overview of the Wine
Father and son team Michael and Simon Back operate one of the oldest and most reputed wineries in the Simonsberg area. While the estate's history dates back to 1916 when it became the first winery in South Africa to open a public tasting room, Backsberg has recently become internationally acclaimed for its efforts to make environmentally sustainable wines.

Backsberg is South Africa's first carbon neutral winery and is engaged in a number of projects to reduce its environmental impact. The Tread Lightly range of wines uses innovative PET packaging to reduce packaging weight.

Backsberg's winemaking philosophy is rooted in "the simple pleasures:" drinkable and personable wines for any occasion.

Vineyards bakery Berger found on the slopes of the impressive mountain Simon, between Paarl and Stellenbosch (South Africa). They have a total area of ​​about 110 hectares, with more vineyards in two other areas. The region is characterized by a Mediterranean climate, with sunny summer days and cold winter periods. The plant consists of eroded granite, clay loam. For this winery is the key to producing quality grapes that the word "balance".

Grape / Blend
100% Chenin Blanc 

Paarl (Coastal Region, South Africa) 

Tasting Notes
The Western Cape, including Paarl, provides some of South Africa`s best Chenin Blanc. Backsberg strives to capture the typical fruity flavours of this varietal; the lemony crispness and green apple fruit flavours, whilst retaining an array of aromatic characters. This fantastic example has ripe fruit, tempered by finely balanced acidity to give a mouth filling, yet refreshing palate, which has a lingering finish.

88 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 
Beginning with aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, Meyer lemon and spiced white tea, the 2020 Chenin Blanc offers a floral and sweet citrus-driven nose. Medium-bodied, the Chenin Blanc has flavors of yellow apple, pineapple and sweet citrus across the mid-palate, with a growing spiciness in the mouth. The wine ends with a straightforward finish that is both food-friendly and value-driven.

Product size: 750ml

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