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Seth’s Pick: Tread Lightly Merlot Backsberg, South Africa 2014


Backsberg is the first SA winery to achieve carbon neutral status, and is one of only three in the world that hold that position. In keeping with their commitment to the environment, they have released a new label, Tread Lightly, which is packaged in their new PET (polyethylene terephthalate, full biodegradability, low carbon footprint), and though it may feel a bit strange to pick up this plastic bottle, we highly recommend looking past this new-fangled strangeness. Because what’s in the bottle is so good.

Fresh, soft, and supple perfectly describes the red and black fruits kissed with a touch of oak in this wine. Medium to full bodied this is a great choice with meats or a tomato based pasta. Or quite frankly just having a glass to unwind after a long day. As one of our coworkers says, “it’s a warm hug from a wine”. Who doesn’t love that?

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