Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis assisted by Neil Ellis
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 4.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Attractive green tints. Tight lemony/lime aromas with green apple and a touch of vanilla. Tightly focused palate with citrus fruit and an elegant long finish.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 4 February and carried through to 11 February. Grapes were harvested between 22.5 and 24.5°B with a total acid of 6.2 g/l and a pH of 3.44.
In The Cellar
33.3% fermented with spontaneous yeast in new 500 litre French oak barrels, 33.3% fermented in used 500. barrels and the remaining 33.3% was fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the lees for 6 months. A small percentage of malolactic fermentation was allowed to complete. Time in oak, 6 months. Bottled in September 2010.

Other Vintages
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2013 Warren Ellis Chardonnay
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2012 Warren Ellis Chardonnay
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011 Warren Ellis assisted by Neil Ellis Chardonnay
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2010 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Chardonnay
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2009 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Chardonnay
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2008 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Chardonnay

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