Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay 2015

Youthful pale lemon straw colour. Bright nose of ripe apple, peach with biscuit notes. Wonderful concentration of stone fruits with citrus like acidity and good phenolic tension. Trademark elegance and restraint with an extra dimension of creaminess through the finish.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   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 : 

Of the grapes 30% were whole bunch pressed, and the component fermented naturally in French oak casks. 50% of the grapes were destemmed, crushed, pressed and inoculated to ferment and mature in French oak barrels. The remaining 20 % of the wine fermented and matured in stainless steel tank. The three components was matured for 9 months, then blended together before bottling.

Bottled in November 2015.

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