Webb Ellis 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes

Deep dense earthy red. The aromatics proclaim red and dark fruits. Notes of red liquorice and black olives noticeable. The palate is seamless, sophisticated and stylish. Combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Syrah, Webb Ellis exemplifies the judicious balance of fruit and oak. Tight, focussed and poised. A multi-dimensional continuum.

Ageing Potential

This classically structured, beautifully balanced wine has all the finesse and integrity to develop and evolve with careful cellaring. 2015 - 2025.

Blend Information
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah
In The Vineyard

65% Cabernet Sauvignon – Jonkershoek Valley
35% Syrah – Groenekloof

Soils
Both sites comprise of decomposed granite and pockets of Malmesbury shale.

Vintage conditions
The build up of the 2010 vintage was quick and challenging with a cold, wet winter and a very cool September with untimely strong south east winds. Summer proved to be a warm and dry vintage, yielding wines of intense colour and fruit concentration.

About The Harvest

Grapes were harvested between 5 March and 6 April. Yields of between 5 to 6.5 tons per ha on 33 hl/ha and 42 hl/ha were achieved. Grapes were picked at 24.6 to 25.5 °B with total acidity between 6.6 g/l and 7.4 g/l. The pH averaged 3.45 at harvest.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel fermenters and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration followed before drawing off, light pressing and racking to barrel.

This wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels: 80% 1st fill, the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

Bottling date: January 2012

Additional Information

Philosophy statement
This wine is symbolic of the sharing of knowledge and wisdom from generation to generation.


Other Vintages
Webb Ellis 2012 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
Webb Ellis 2011 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
Webb Ellis 2010 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon

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