Neil Ellis Aenigma Red 2011
Technical Analysis
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.66
RS : 3.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Elgin
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full

Tasting Notes
Attractive bright colour with good depth and intensity. Spicy aromas with a hint of earthy complexity. Well integrated oak with elegant palate. The palate is nicely textured with a complexity that holds interest.
Blend Information
58% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
In The Vineyard
Elgin is one of the Cape's coolest wine growing areas with favourable climatic, soil and topographic conditions.

These vineyards are positioned on east-facing slopes of which the soil is mainly Bokkeveld Shale. The vines are trellised and have access to supplementary irrigation.

About The Harvest
Harvest commenced as on 18 February and completed on the 19 March. Grapes were harvested between 23.5°B and 25.6°B with a total acid of 6.7 - 8 g/l and a pH of 3.3 – 3.5.
In The Cellar
Fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs and punching after which the wine was racked off to tank and barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrels. This wine spent 14months in French oak barrels of which 10% was new. The balance was in 2nd, 3rd, 4th fill and older barrels.

Bottled in July 2012

Other Vintages
Neil Ellis Aenigma Red 2015 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
Neil Ellis Aenigma Red 2014 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
Neil Ellis Aenigma Red 2013 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
Neil Ellis Aenigma Red 2011 Warren Ellis Shiraz

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