Neil Ellis Bottelary Pinotage 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.44
RS : 2.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Bottelary
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
2018 Platter's Wine Guide - 5 stars
Tasting Notes
Deep dark colour reflective of the vintage. This multi-faceted wine shows dark plum, cherry and blackberry fruit touched by notes of dark chocolate and elegant floral notes. The pallet shows freshness with chalky fine grained tannins.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Well established 20 year old bush vine vineyards with access to supplementary irrigation. These vineyards are south-west facing slopes and grown on decomposed granite.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on the 8th February. Grapes were harvested at 26°B with a total acid of 7.4 g/l and a pH of 3.38.
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 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels, the balance in 2nd fill and older.

Bottled in September 2016.
Additional Information
These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality.

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