Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 2.4 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Piekenierskloof
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades

2016 Wine Spectator - 92 points

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 59 year old bush vines in the Piekenierskloof.

About The Harvest

Harvest commenced on 14th March. Grapes were harvested at 24.5°B with a total acid of 7.15 g/l and a pH of 3.35.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of punch downs before completion of fermentation and malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This wine spent 18 months on 20% 1st fill and the balance was on 4th fill and older.


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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