Neil Ellis Bottelary Pinotage 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Warren Ellis
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Bottelary

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality.

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 24.5° B with a total acid of 6.99 g/l and a pH of 3.37

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 30% new French oak barrels, the balance in 2nd fill and older.

Bottled in September 2017.


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