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Neil Ellis Bottelary Pinotage 2019

Neil Ellis Bottelary Pinotage 2019

R425,00

These limited release wine demonstrates the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent Neil Ellis’ finest quality. Deep dark colour reflective of the vintage. This multi-faceted wine shows dark plum, cherry and blackberry fruit touched by elegant floral notes. The pallet is fresh with chalky fine grained tannins.

Specifications

SKU: NIE-003
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Sugar G/L: 2.3
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Pinotage
Category(s): Bottelary Hills
Food Pairing: Meat

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More Information

In the cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs and punching after which the wine was racked off to barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. This wine spent 16 months in 500L puncheons 40% new French oak, the balance in 2nd fill and older. Bottled in September 2018.

In the vineyard

Well established 20 year old bush vine vineyards with access to supplementary irrigation. These vineyards are south-west facing slopes and grown on decomposed granite. Harvest commenced on the 8th February. Grapes were harvested at 25.5°B with a total acid of 6.8 g/l and a pH of 3.3.

Ageing

Can be aged for 8 years from date of vintage.

Food Pairing

This wine can be enjoyed with bobotie, Pepper Steak, Venison, Oxtail, Osso Buco, Boerewors, Lamb.

About the Wine Estate

In 1984 Neil Ellis sourced grapes from vineyards not of his own and produced wine in rented cellar space. These grapes were sourced in the Stellenbosch district and meant a lot of nosing around the restrictive quota system prevalent at the time. His vision the pursuit of quality extended out of the cellar and into the vineyards where varieties would excel and best express a particular style of wine reflective of their environment. Today the experience and knowledge of the past are applied to modern techniques and technologies for a new generation of winemaking. “Our vision remains to make distinctive refined wines that are expressive of their terrain and rank amongst South Africa’s finest. A pursuit of quality nothing less.” Neil Ellis

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