Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay 2014

Pale straw with vibrant green hues. Attractive nectarine and white peach notes dominate the nose. Yeast and fine oak add layers and character. The palate is flavoursome and creamy with notes of secondary barrel fermentation. Subtle use of oak provides structure and complexity of flavour.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

Elgin is one of the Cape’s coolest wine growing areas with favourable climatic, soil and topographic conditions.

These vineyards are positioned on south-facing slopes of which the soil is mainly white mineral sandstone and quartz on a clay sub-base. The vines are trellised and have access to supplementary irrigation.

in the cellar : 

This wine was fermented and matured on the lees for 6 months in French oak puncheons. Wild yeast fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation add complexity and mouth feel to this wine.

Bottled in October 2014.

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