Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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 : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Groenekloof
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 7.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

Groenekloof is situated near Darling on a series of hills running along the Cape West Coast. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.

The Vineyards
These bush vines 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 10 February and carried through to 23 February. Grapes were harvested between 22 and 23°B with a total acid of 7.0 g/l and a pH of 3.2.

in the cellar : The juice was cleaned by means of floatation after it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures. Left on the lees for months before blending and bottling.

Bottled in September.

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