Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.8 g/l
Appellation : Groenekloof
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Herbaceous


Tasting Notes
Predominant flavours are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavoursome finish.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Groenekloof is situated near Darling on a series of hills running along the Cape West Coast. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.

The Vineyards
These bush vines are low-yielding vineyards with no supplementary irrigation. The soil consists of predominantly decomposed granite and clay with good water-retention capacities. Multi-clonal planting on R110.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 23 January and carried through to 12 February. Grapes were harvested between 22 and 23°B with a total acid of 8.0 g/l and a pH of 3.2.
In The Cellar
The juice was cleaned by means of floatation after it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures. Left on the lees for months before blending and bottling.

Bottled in June 2015.

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