Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis assisted by Neil Ellis
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Piekenierskloof
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Vibrant crimson colour. Perfumed and spicy with rich plummy fruit. A medium bodied palate with good weight. Fine grained fruit tannins complement a rich concentrated palate.
Blend Information
100% Grenache
In The Vineyard
These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. The mountain vineyards of Piekenierskloof are known to produce outstanding Grenache.

Sourced from 55 year old bushvines in the Piekenierskloof.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 11 March. Grapes were harvested at 24.6°B with a total acid of 7.8 g/l and a pH of 3.42.
In The Cellar
Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of punching before completion of fermentation and malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This wine spent 18 months in a combination of four and fifth fill French oak barrels.

Bottled in December 2010.

Other Vintages
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2011 Warren Ellis Grenache
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2010 Warren Ellis Grenache
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2009 Warren Ellis assisted by Neil Ellis Grenache
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2008 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holde Grenache
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2007 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holde Grenache

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