Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.3
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Tasting Notes
Pale straw colour with attractive green tints. Citrus notes and layers of fresh white peach supported by spicy oak. This medium-bodied Chardonnay shows melon and grapefruit elements with good texture and excellent mouthfeel whilst the subtle spicy oak supports subtlety. Subtle citrus-like acidity ensures a refreshing length on the finish.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
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 month which has a beneficial effect.

Trellised vineyards grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 9th February and carried through to the 14th February. Grapes were harvested between 22.5 and 23.0°B with a total acid of 7.2 g/? and a pH of 3.3.
In The Cellar
30% fermented with spontaneous yeast in new 500 litre French oak barrels, 50% fermented in used 500 litre barrels and the remaining 20% was fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the lees for 6 months. 

Bottled in November 2013.

Other Vintages
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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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