Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Predominant flavours are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavoursome finish.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Neil Ellis with Warren Ellis and Reginald Holder
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 7.4 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : These bushvines are low-yielding vineyards with no supplementary irrigation. The soil consists of predominantly decomposed granite and clay with good water-retention capacities. Multi-clonal planting on R110.

about the harvest: Harvest commenced on 2 February and carried through to 25 February. Grapes were harvested between 20.3 and 23.7°B with a total acid of 7.6 and a pH of 3.42.

in the cellar : The juice was handled reductively and left to settle for 3 days after which it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures. Left on the lees for 3 months before blending and bottling. Bottled in August 2010.

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