Neil Ellis Groenekloof Cinsaut 2015

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Medium intensity of colour with a bright crimson hue. The wine portrays a complex mix of red fruits, spicy notes and perfumy characters. Further interest beckons via subtle oaking. The palate is bright and youthful with cherry and fruit tart flavours. Fine grainy tannins add to the structure of the wine.


variety : Cinsaut | 100% Cinsaut
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Groenekloof
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Winemag Rating - 91/100

These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. Groenekloof is situated near Darling on the West Coast and consists of a series of hills running parallel to the ocean which rise to 385 metres above sea level.

in the vineyard : The harvest season was characterised by healthy, ideal growing conditions and a cool, though lengthened, harvesting period without rain or prolonged heat. Days were moderate in temperature with cool evenings which resulted in excellent ripening conditions. Harvest commenced on 26th February 2015, almost a month earlier than usual. Grapes were harvested at 25.2°B with a total acid of 6.5 g/l and a pH of 3.4

The grapes were sourced from a south-west facing bush vine vineyard grown in decomposed granite and table mountain sandstone.

in the cellar : Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 17 months in French oak barrels ( 500lit) (20 % new, 20% 2nd , 60% 3rd fill and older)

Bottled in September 2016

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