Neil Ellis Amica 2015
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.18
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.30 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades

2016 Wine Spectator - 91 points
Tim Atkin's 2016 South Africa Special Report - 94 points
2017 Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ stars

Tasting Notes

Pale straw colour with vibrant green hues. A fusion of jasmine and herbs with lemon and citrus notes. The palate is creamy yet finishes with a balanced citrus twist. Subtle oaking and fermentation with native yeast bring an appealing savouriness to this wine.

Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard

These limited release wines demonstrate 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.
The dominant source of fruit is a single vineyard site from the Jonkershoek Valley. The soil is mostly decomposed granite and quartz.

About The Harvest

The harvest commenced one to two weeks later than normal due to late, cold winter conditions and a cooler spring. Harvest commenced on 12 February. Grapes were harvested at 23ºB with a total acidity of 7.1 g/ℓ and pH of 3.3.

In The Cellar

Grapes were whole bunch pressed. Cold settling for up to 2 days, this vintage introduces 80% spontaneous or natural yeast fermentation in 500 litre French oak barrels. This wine spent 8 months in barrel.

Bottled in November 2014.

Additional Information

These limited release wines demonstrate 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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