Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.56 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Tasting Notes
Vibrant colour with youthful purple hues. Bright aromatic sweet fruit with spicy varietal notes. Fine, elegant, nicely framed, attractive palate with cedary undertones.
Blend Information
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot
In The Vineyard
Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 25 February and completed on 20 March. Grapes were harvested between 24.2°B and 25.6°B with a total acid of 5.9 g/l and a pH of 3.62.
In The Cellar
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 15 months in French oak barrels of which 20% was new. The balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. Bottled in November 2010.

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Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Cabernet Sauvignon

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