Neil Ellis Rodanos 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.53
RS : 1.86 g/l
Total Acid : 5.24 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Tasting Notes
Deep in colour, this wine shows wonderful overlapping of aromas and flavours. A rich, ripe and generous soft mid palate with a juicy impression is supported by layered complexity.
Blend Information
69% Shiraz, 18% Grenache, balance comprising of Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Tinta Amarello and Carignan
In The Vineyard
Exquisite parcels of fruit from Groenekloof and Piekenierskloof were identified for this blend. Exceptional sites and careful selection contribute to this wine.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced mid March and was completed by the 17th April. Yields were managed to between 30hl/ha and 35 hl/ha.
In The Cellar
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of punch downs and pump-overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 18 months in 500 litre French oak barrels of which 25% was new.

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