CARROL BOYES MERLOT WINE 2014
MERLOT WINE 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.
100% Merlot wine, matured in second fill French oak for 12 - 15 months. It is carefully sculpted, with strong black fruit and tobacco spice accents.
The Merlot wine grapes from this West/East high-density vineyard have been hand picked. High potential duplex soil consisting of Oakleaf and Tukulu soil. We use the six wire trellising system and meticulous viticulture practices like bunch halving, and intense canopy management is standard practice.
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Harvest takes place in the early hours of the morning into small lugs. The vineyard is 14 years of age and yields at an average 8 tonnes per hectare.
IN THE CELLAR
Only the finest hand-selected grapes are spontaneously fermented in French oak cask after "maceration carbonic." For the maturation and spontaneous malolactic fermentation, we used first fill French oak barrels of 300 litres each. This results in Merlot wine with deep structure and firmer, finer grained tannins, ideal for cellaring purposes.