CARROL BOYES SHIRAZ WINE 2013
SHIRAZ WINE 2013 TASTING NOTES
It is carefully sculpted, with strong black fruit and tobacco spice accents. On the nose, a dominant expression of black fruits leads the way as it slowly transitions into mulberry and black pepper. The palate is well-balanced with an explosion of blueberry and a delicate, soft finish.
100% Shiraz Wine
The vineyards selected are chosen from vineyards planted on very specific sites and soil types. The canopies of each block and the final yield of each site was managed precisely to express the character of the different varietal and location. Average Temperature: 21.4˚C Rainfall: 895mm Origin of fruit: 100% Franschhoek Soil type: Decomposed Granite Yield: 6ton/ha
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks.
IN THE CELLAR
In the cellar, the whole berries are manually double sorted and then gravity fed into fermentors. Each batch is cold soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature, fermentation takes place naturally in the barrel. The Shiraz wine is aged for 18-24 months in 225 L new French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for a year.