Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Pinotage 2012
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 1.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Jonkershoek Valley
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Deep red crimson colour. This multi-faceted wine shows dark plum, cherry and blackberry fruit touched by notes of dark chocolate and soft elegant floral notes. Soft, almost feminine elegance with subtle well rounded tannins and excellent oak integration.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard

These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. The Jonkershoek Valley and more specifically the south facing slopes are of the coolest sites in Stellenbosch.

Well established trellised vineyards with access to supplementary irrigation. These vineyards are south and south-west facing slopes and grown on decomposed granite.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 8th February. Grapes were harvested at 24.8°B with a total acid of 6.3 g/l and a pH of 3.5.
In The Cellar
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs and punching after which the wine was racked off to barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. This wine spent 18 months in 33% new French oak barrels, the balance in 2nd fill.

Bottled in October 2013.

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Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Pinotage 2008 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holde Pinotage

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