Neil Ellis Groenekloof Syrah 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.57
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Groenekloof
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
This is a full bodied Shiraz, with a vibrant colour, which shows balance, elegance and great structure. The nose has bright dark fruit with contributing spicy perfumed aromas from the Cinsaut. The palate is fresh with grippy tannins.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Sourced from low yielding bush vines on our property in the Groenekloof ward. The soils consist of decomposed granite and clay, allowing for good physical properties. These vineyards receive no supplementary irrigation.
About The Harvest

Handpicked.

In The Cellar
2016 winter was even dryer than 2015 followed by a relatively warm and dry summer. This resulted in very small berries with great concentration. During ripening the days were warm followed by cool evenings. Grapes were harvested at 25- 25.6°B with a total acid of 6.8 g/l and a pH of 3.4
Aged for 16 months in 5% new, and older French puncheons of 500 ℓ capacity. Special care is taken to maintain fruit integrity. 12% Cinsault was blended with the Shiraz.
Additional Information

Neil Ellis and his son Warren make a varied and excellent range of wines using fruit from four different vineyard regions: Elgin, the Jonkershoek Valley, Piekenierskloof and, the source of this wine, Groenekloof, near Darling on South Africa’s Atlantic coast. This is one of two Neil Ellis ‘Shirazes’ from Groenekloof (there’s a Syrah in the winery’s pricier premium vineyard-selection series) and there’s also a third from cooler-climate Elgin. It is sourced from unirrigated, low-yielding bush vines on decomposed granite and clay soils and aged in larger, 500-litre French oak puncheons.


Other Vintages
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Syrah 2017 Warren Ellis Shiraz
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Syrah 2016 Warren Ellis Shiraz

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