Neil Ellis Piekenierskloof Grenache 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 5.31 g/l
Appellation : Piekenierskloof
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes

Bright ruby colour. Vibrant red fruit with spicy peppery aromas which flows on to the palate. The palate has a lovely freshness, great length and fine grippy tannins. The wine is ever evolving in the glass.

Blend Information
100% Grenache
In The Vineyard

This wine was sourced from bush vines that were planted in 1954 in the Piekenierskloof. The soils are table mountain sandstone. 

About The Harvest

Harvest commenced on 14th March. Grapes were harvested at 25.5° B with a total acid of 7.0 g/l and a pH of 3.43.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of punch downs before completion of fermentation and malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This wine spent 19 months on 20% new, 20% 2nd , 60% older 500ℓ barrels.

Bottled in November 2014

Additional Information

These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. The mountain vineyards of Piekenierskloof are known to produce outstanding Grenache.


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