CARROL BOYES ELEMENTS PINOTAGE 2014
PINOTAGE TASTING NOTES
A modern-styled Pinotage which shows an abundance of red berry aromas with hints of dark chocolate and fruit cake. The palate is juicy and delivers creamy tannins with vibrant and lingering finish.
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 for the Pinotage.
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in cool trucks. Harvest begins from March.
IN THE CELLAR
The Pinotage wine was pressed before alcoholic fermentation was completed, to prevent the extraction of hard and dry tannins. Maturation: The wine was matured for 15 months in oak barrels - 85% of French origin and 15% American. A 70% portion of the barrels was first-fill.