Webb Ellis 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.67
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades

2016 Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report - 93 points

Tasting Notes

Deep and generous red colour with a dark core. The aromatics reveal red and black fruits with fresh liquorice and black olive notes. The palate is seamless, sophisticated and stylish. Structure and texture weave into a tightly focussed, multi-dimensional continuum. Fine and persistent shaley tannins conspire with bright acidity.

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.

About The Harvest

Grapes were harvested between 15 March and 20 March. Yields of between 5 to 6.5 tons per ha on 33 hl/ha and 42 hl/ha were achieved. Grapes were picked at 25°B to 25.5 °B with total acidity between 6.8g/l and 7.4 g/l. The pH averaged 3.5 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 2013

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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