Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.19
RS : 2.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.5 g/l
Appellation : Groenekloof
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Herbaceous


Accolades

Tim Atkin's 2016 South Africa Special Report - 91 points

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green hues. Bright aromatics, of fresh late summer fruits, lifted florals with subtle herbaceous overtones. Delicately detailed. The palate is elegantly concentrated with sweet tropical fruits and lively balanced acidity. Mineral notes, refined, poised palate line. Fine texture and long flavoursome finish.

Ageing Potential

2016 Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report - 91 points
2017 Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ stars

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 the 2nd of February and carried through to the 8th of February. Grapes were harvested between 22 and 23°B with a total acid of 8.0 g/l and a pH of 3.3.

In The Cellar

The juice was cleaned by means of floatation after it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures. The wine was left on the lees for months before blending and bottling.

Bottled in June 2016


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