Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Pinotage 2014
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Jonkershoek Valley
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes

Vibrant colour with youthful hues. Bright aromatics, perfumed sweet fruit with spicy varietal notes. Textured palate with red cherry notes gives way to fine grained tannins neatly framed with attractive cedar-like undertones. A medium bodied wine with deceptive power.

Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions

Enjoy with roast chicken breast and confit leg, boudin noir and quince.

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 14th February and carried through to 19th February. Grapes were harvested between 24.5°B - 25.0°B with a total acid of 7.0 - 7.5 g/l and a pH of 3.4.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs. This wine spent 15 months in 500 lit French oak barrels of which 25% was 2nd fill barrels, and the balance older barrels.

Bottled in November 2014.


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