2016

Fine Red Blend

Dark fruit and roasted spices are backed up by a rich dark chocolate line, with subtle vanilla aromas. This full bodied wine has great structure and length, with a seamlessly integrated mid-palate and a long, dry finish.

VARIETAL

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Verdot

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

Appellation

Carrol Boyes Sketchbook Fine Red Blend

VINTAGE

2016

Profile

Dry

ALCOHOL

14%

VOLUME

750 ml

pH

3.6

TA

5.3

Rs

2.7

Wine specs

Tasting notes

Tasting note: Dark fruit and roasted spices are backed up by a rich dark chocolate line, with subtle vanilla aromas. This full bodied wine has great structure and length, with a seamlessly integrated mid-palate and a long, dry finish.

Food suggestion: Goes well with hearty beef dishes such as goulash and stroganoff.

Wine specs

In The Vineyard

Mediterranean climate with ± 650mm rainfall per annum. Vineyards are mostly situated on north facing slopes with a small portion on north-east and north-west facing slopes to create subtle nuances in aspect.

Wine specs

The Harvest

Harvest takes place in the early hours of morning into small lugs. The vineyard is 20+ years of age and yields at an average 6 tons per hectare.

Wine specs

In The Cellar

Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. All cultivars are vinified separately. Matured in second fill French oak for 12 – 15 months. It is carefully sculpted, with strong black fruit and vanilla spice accents.

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