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The Back’s Blend is a blend of Shiraz, Merlot and Tannat. This wine was crafted for our loyal club members and our Fairview fans. It has a deep red colour and reveals ripe plums, hints of black pepper and lavender on the nose. This medium bodied wine has notes of fresh raspberries on the palate with well integrated tannins and a savoury finish. Drink now or in the next 4 – 5 years.
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The Tannat and Merlot were fermented in stainless steel tanks with aerated pump overs three times daily. The Elim Shiraz was hand-sorted and fermented in an open top vat and hand punched three times daily. 10% of the Merlot was matured in 225L new French oak barrels for 14 months and the reminder in 2nd and 3rd fill oak barrels. The Tannat and Shiraz were matured in second fill 225L French oak barrels for 12 months, before blending followed by a light fining and bulk filtration.
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Deep, dark red
Ripe plums with hints of black pepper and lavender on the nose.
5.3 g/ l
Merlot 20%, Shiraz 20%, Tannat 60%