Neil Ellis Amica 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Warren Ellis
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.00 %vol
pH - 3.21
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 7.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Winemaking rules were broken to create a sophisticated style of South African Sauvignon Blanc. Made through wild fermentation and oaking in old French oak. Initial scents of white florals and fresh herbs, are supported by those of sweet stone fruits and honeysuckle, and completed by a flinty minerality. Juicy with mouth watering notes of nectarine, lime and lemongrass. A round and creamy mouth feel complemented by gentle minerality whilst the nervy acidity contributes to a youthful and vibrant finish. The 2017 Amica is a complex and textured expression of Sauvignon Blanc.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Vineyard

The source of the fruit is a single vineyard site from the Jonkershoek Valley. The soil consists of decomposed granite and quartz.

About The Harvest

Grapes were harvested at 21.8 - 22.4ºB with a total acidity of 8.69 g/ℓ and pH of 3.18

In The Cellar

The grapes were whole bunch pressed using a Champagne pressing cycle to ensure only the finest quality juice being used. The fermentation was occurred naturally in 500 litre puncheons of which 20% was new. The wine spent 9 months in barrel. (500lit

Additional Information

This limited release wine demonstrates the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.


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