Neil Ellis Rodanos 2013
Technical Analysis
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.55
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium

Tasting Notes
The wine has an attractive purple red colour with red and black berry aromatics, wild berries and cassis. Generous with soft texture and fine grained tannins. Flavours of black berry and dark cherry.
Blend Information
60% Shiraz, 25% Cinsaut 15% Grenache
In The Vineyard
Exquisite parcels of fruit from Groenekloof and Piekenierskloof were identified for this blend. Exceptional sites and careful selection contribute to this wine.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on the 12th of March and was completed by the 27th of March. Yields were managed to between 5 - 6 tons per ha.
In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of punch downs and pump-overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 17 months in 500 litre French oak barrels of which 25% was 1st fill, 25% 2nd fill and 50% older.
Bottled in November 2014 .

Additional Information

Style: Our aim with Rodanos is to express a wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Cinsaut and Grenache also to provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish.
Blend Components: A blend of 60% Shiraz, 25% Cinsaut and 15% Grenache.

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