Neil Ellis Amica 2018

Neil Ellis Amica 2018

Initial scents of white florals and fresh herbs are supported by notes of sweet stone fruits, honeysuckle, nectarine, lime and lemongrass. A round and creamy mouth feel while a flinty minerality contributes to a youthful and vibrant finish.

Green thai curry and seared SASSI approved tuna.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.11  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2020 Platter's Wine Guide - 5 Star
2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Gold

This limited release wine demonstrates the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.

in the vineyard : 

Amica, derived from the Latin Amicus, can be described as a gathering of friends. The source of the fruit is a single vineyard site from the Jonkershoek Valley. The soil consists of decomposed granite and quartz.
Trellised vineyards.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were harvested at 22.2ºB with a total acidity of 7.8 g/ℓ and pH of 3.02.
Yield: 7.5tons/Ha

in the cellar : 

Winemaking rules were broken to create a sophisticated style of South African Sauvignon Blanc. Made through wild fermentation and oaking in old French oak, the grapes were whole bunch pressed using a Champagne pressing cycle to ensure only the finest quality juice being used. The fermentation occurred naturally in 500 ℓ puncheons of which 20% was new.
The wine spent 9 months in 500 ℓ French oak barrels.
Bottled in January 2019.

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