Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Warren Ellis
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Tasting Notes

Medium red, purple in colour, the wine has tones of blackcurrant, violet and cedar aromas with touches of mint. The rich, ripe opulent but youthful palate has plummy fruit, a background of new oak and fine tannins.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

In The Vineyard

The Jonkershoek Valley and more specifically the south facing slopes are of the coolest sites in Stellenbosch. The vineyards are also influenced by southerly breezes during the summer months which have a beneficial effect. Further parcels of fruit are sourced from complimentary sites within the Stellenbosch area.

A multi-vineyard blend from the Jonkershoek-Valley, Simonsberg and Bottelary Hills.

About The Harvest

Harvest commenced on 4 March and completely on 15 March. Grapes were harvested between 24.5°B and 25.9°B with a total acid of 7.0 g/l and a pH of 3.35.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration was allowed before drawing off and light pressing.

The wine spent 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels. The balance in second and third fill.

Bottled in November 2012.


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