Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep, dark garnet colour and a bright ruby edge with aroma’s of black cherries, plum and spicy peppery notes with hints of liquorice. The palate shows dark fruit and spice supported by fine, supple tannins. This wine is youthful and fresh with a long lingering finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The vineyards are selected from some of the coolest sites in Stellenbosch. These vineyard sites are influenced by southerly breezes during the summer months which have a beneficial effect on the ripening of the grapes.Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested between 24.5 and 24.8 °B with an acid between 6.6 and 7.1 g/l and a pH of between 3.4 and 3.5.

in the cellar : Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration was allowed before drawing off and light pressing. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French oak barrels. The wine spent 18 months in 25% 1st fill French oak barrels the balance in second, third and fourth fill barrels.

Bottled in December 2017

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