Lemon zest, melon and hazelnut combine to give a complex yet fresh nose and palate. Natural acidity is balanced by sweet fruit flavours. In order to maintain these fresh fruity characters, this wine has not been barrel matured.
The fruit is from both younger vines, that drive the fruit profile, and low yielding older vineyards that provide a very finely structured backbone. These vines have been planted in sandy clay-loam soils
Backsberg is South Africa's first carbon-neutral winery. Head female winemaker, Alicia Rechner focuses on sustainable and socially responsible winemaking.