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Carrol Boyes Wines showcases its Fine Red Blend

Carrol Boyes Wines showcases its Fine Red Blend

With a melange of distinct flavours, the Carrol Boyes Wines Fine Red Blend is a full-bodied vintage whose manufacture is delicate and complex. This premier blend is part of an exquisite range of limited edition, award-winning wines from Carrol Boyes Wines.

Among the elements used in the Fine Red Blend are Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). In the production process, grapes are picked typically in the early hours and placed in small crates, known as lugs. Production is heavily influenced by the conditions where the grapes grow. Based in the Stellenbosch Winelands, most vineyards used in the production face north, while smaller vineyards face north-east and north-west, creating subtle nuances.


“The fermentation process is fairly complex,” explains Hendrik Snyman, the winemaker for Carrol Boyes Wines. “Primary fermentation takes seven days. Then, grapes are processed for a further three weeks to derive tannins, flavour compounds and various colouring agents.” The wine is then left to age and is blended before bottling.


The result is a complex blend with hints of dark fruit, vanilla, roasted spices and dark chocolate. Superb structure and length are central to the taste, which lingers mid-palate, followed by a long dry finish.


About Carrol Boyes Wines


Carrol Boyes, the well-known South African artist and designer, has partnered with her brother, farmer and financer John Boyes and partner Neels Barnardt of Barnardt Boyes, to create a unique range of limited edition premier wines under the Carrol Boyes Wines banner. The selection is critically acclaimed and won the 2015 Michelangelo Award for Best MCC (awarded to the 2011 Limited Edited Edition Pinot Noir Chardonnay).


Each Carrol Boyes Wines vintage comes with a unique label designed by Carrol Boyes herself. The wines are, quite simply, the embodiment of the Carrol Boyes lifestyle. Just as Carrol transforms her iconic work into various functional art pieces, Barnardt Boyes creates rich, sumptuous wines out of soil and fair climates.


Wine lovers are encouraged not just to try Carrol Boyes Wines, but to share, celebrate and collect each of these limited editions. A marvellous marriage between science and technology led to the creation of this exquisite range, which showcases Barnardt Boyes’ exceptional winemaking skills, and honours a heritage that is almost 350 years old.


Hendrik Snyman is Barnardt Boyes’ winemaker in residence. Over the years, Hendrik has gained a plethora of experience, working in South Africa, France and New Zealand, and has won several industry accolades.


Vintages from Carrol Boyes Wines are available to purchase online at and at the Carrol Boyes store in Somerset West.


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About the Winemaker – Hendrik Snyman

Hendrik studied viticulture and oenology at Elsenburg Agricultural Institute in Stellenbosch. He has made wine since he graduated in 2005. He has also worked in France, New Zealand and the United States – countries that are renowned for their winemaking. He joined Barnardt Boyes as a winemaker in 2013.


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