Terrain Specific Range

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

Neil Ellis Amica 2017

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.
Alc: 13.00  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.21  TA: 7.1  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Whitehall Chardonnay 2017

Straw like colour with greenish hues. Attractive aromas of nectarine, hints of lemon zest and white flower notes. True to style the pallet is harmonious and textural and finishes with beautifully balanced acidity, long and flavoursome mid pallet with rich texture reflect conditions of the vintage.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.11  TA: 6.9  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Piekenierskloof Grenache 2015

The 2015 vintage contributed to a deeper colour than usual. The wine has dark cherries with perfumed floral aromas which flows on to the palate. The palate has a lovely freshness, great length, richness and fine grippy tannins.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.82  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.54  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Groenekloof Cinsaut 2015

Medium intensity of colour with a bright crimson hue. The wine portrays a complex mix of red fruits, spicy notes and perfumy characters. Further interest beckons via subtle oaking. The palate is bright and youthful with cherry and fruit tart flavours. Fine grainy tannins add to the structure of the wine.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.54  TA: 5.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Rodanos 2013

The wine has an attractive purple red colour with red and black berry aromatics, wild berries and cassis. Generous with soft texture and fine grained tannins. Flavours of black berry and dark cherry.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.4  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This is the signature Cabernet Sauvignon of Neil Ellis. 2016 Is only the second vintage of a new vineyard planted in the Jonkershoek Valley. It is a distinctive style with all the hallmarks of the Jonkershoek Valley which is known for its balance of elegance and power. Intense dark colour. The nose shows restraint, with deep underlying aromas, of complex blue and black berry perfumes. Cedary aromas, so typical of a Jonkershoek wine. The palate is nervous and fresh followed by fine, smooth tannins. This is a wine which is built to last and for early drinking would benefit with decanting.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Insignium Tempranillo/Grenache 2013

Dark intense garnet colour. A subtle nose with cherries, violets and perfumed notes. The palate is elegant yet complex and dense. Dark berries and liquorice which unfolds into a fresh lengthy and balanced palate.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Noble Late Harvest Semillon Elgin 2016

The wine reflects bright gold colour with a green tint. Ripe peach, honey and lime notes dominate the aromas. A nice creamy textured and balanced finish frame this awarding wine.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 124  pH: 3.43  TA: 6.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Neil Ellis Bottelary Pinotage 2016

These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.60  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2: