2016

Merlot

Deliciously rich and concentrated. This wine has aromatic layers of black cherry, coconut, chocolate, clove, and cinnamon. The long finish of cherry and plum with a light oak toffee notes from oak aging makes for a complex drinking experience. Supple tannins add to the wine's character, a wine with great ageing potential.

VARIETAL

100% Merlot

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

Appellation

Carrol Boyes Sketchbook Merlot

VINTAGE

2016

Profile

Dry

ALCOHOL

14%

VOLUME

750 ml

pH

3.5

TA

5.2

Rs

2.0

Wine specs

Tasting notes

Tasting note: Deliciously rich and concentrated. This wine has aromatic layers of black cherry, coconut, chocolate, clove, and cinnamon. The long finish of cherry and plum with a light oak toffee notes from oak aging makes for a complex drinking experience. Supple tannins add to the wine’s character, a wine with great ageing potential.

Food suggestion: An ideal wine for all barbeque dishes as well as roast pork and spicy chicken kebabs

Wine specs

In The Vineyard

The Merlot 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.

Wine specs

The Harvest

Harvest takes place in the early hours of morning into small lugs. The vineyard is 14 years of age and yields at an average 8 tons per hectare.

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In The Cellar

Only the finest hand selected grapes are spontaneous fermented in French oak cask after “maceration carbonic”. For the maturation and spontaneous malolactic fermentation we used first fill French oak barrels of 300 liters each.Resulting in wines with deep structure and firmer, finer grained tannins, ideal for cellaring purposes. Matured in second fill French oak for 12 – 15 months. It is carefully sculpted, with strong black fruit and tobacco spice accents.

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