Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and organic principles. Alicia Rechner is back at the helm as winemaker and is well supported by viticulturalist Clive Trent.
The Pumphouse Shiraz is selected from mature vineyards that show intense varietal character including blackberry, black cherry, mocha, pepper and spice. Whilst full bodied, the fruit is ripe and sweet and the tannins are soft and supple. A subtle mint and vanilla complexity is derived from a 12-18 month period of maturation in small oak barrels and enhances a long finish. 14% Abv 750ml