Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 1.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
John Platter - 4 stars (2017)
Tasting Notes
Vibrant and youthful colour. The nose shows complex aromas of both red and dark fruit with liquorice, herbal and spicy cedar notes. The palate is fresh with fine well integrated tannins
Blend Information
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
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 have a beneficial effect. Further parcels of fruit are sourced from complimentary sites within the Stellenbosch area.

Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.
In The Cellar
Grapes were harvested between 24.5°B and 25°B with a total acid of 6.2 – 7.1 g/l and a pH of 3.5 Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry.

Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. The wine spent 17 months in French oak barrels of which 25% was new. The balance in 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels. Bottled in November 2017

Other Vintages
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Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012 Warren Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
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Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Cabernet Sauvignon
Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Cabernet Sauvignon
Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007 Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder Cabernet Sauvignon

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