Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Pinotage 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Vibrant colour with youthful hues. Bright aromatics, perfumed sweet fruit with spicy varietal notes. Textured palate with red cherry notes gives way to fine grained tannins neatly framed with attractive cedar-like undertones. A medium bodied wine with deceptive power.

Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions

Enjoy with roast chicken breast and confit leg, boudin noir and quince.

In The Vineyard

The Jonkershoek Valley and more specifically the south facing slopes are of the coolest sites in Stellenbosch. The vineyards are also influenced by southerly breezes during the summer months which has a beneficial effect. Further parcels of fruit are sourced from complementary sites within the Stellenbosch area.

The Vineyards
Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.

About The Harvest

Harvest commenced on 14th February and carried through to the 19th February. Grapes were harvested between 24.5°B -25.0°B with a total acid of 7.0-7.5 g/l and a pH of 3.4.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs and punch downs. This wine spent 15 months in 500 litre French oak barrels of which 25% was 2nd fill barrels, and the balance older barrels.

Bottled in November 2014


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