CARROL BOYES CAPE BLEND 2014
CAPE BLEND TASTING NOTES
Heralded for its deep ruby colour, and bold ripe berry fruit, the integrated oak is smooth on the palate. Striking flavours of plum, blackberry and vanilla on the nose tease one’s taste buds into pure delight.
The blend consists of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Pinotage and 27% Merlot
A cooler ripening season with even temperatures led to steady and measured ripening of the grapes. Overall, the smaller berry size and lower yields promise great concentration, good quality and intense colour.
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in cool trucks.
IN THE CELLAR
These bunches were hand picked and sorted, which ensured only the best of each varietal went into the blend. After fermentation, the most promising wines of each varietal were chosen to mature further in barrel. After 12 months the best wines were selected to mature for a further six months. This wine is truly about selecting the best of the best. Our winemaking focuses on balanced structure, concentration and finesse. We utilize a combination of whole berry fermentation, gentle pump-overs and air bag presses to ensure we capture all of these flavours, with Pinotage taking priority.