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Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013
Producer | Neil Ellis Wines
Winemaker | Warren Ellis
Main Variety | Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation | Stellenbosch
Technical Analysis | Alcohol 14.0 | pH 3.6 | RS 2.7 | TA 5.8
Type | Red
Style | Dry  -  
Body | Full

Tasting Notes

Vibrant colour with youthful purple hues. Bright aromatic sweet fruit with spicy varietal notes. Fine, elegant, nicely framed attractive palate with cedar undertones.

Blend Information

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

In The Vineyard

The Jonkershoek Valley and more specifically the south facing slopes are of the coolest sites in Stellenbosch. The vineyards are also influenced by southerly breezes during the summer months which has a beneficial effect. Further parcels of fruit are sourced from complementary sites within the Stellenbosch area. 

The Vineyards
Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.

About The Harvest

Grapes were harvested between 23.5° B and 25.7° B with a total acid of 7.3 - 8.1 g/l and a pH of 3.6.

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels of which 25% was new. The balance in 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels.

Bottled in December 2014.

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