Neil Ellis Piekenierskloof Grenache 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.57
RS : 1.82 g/l
Total Acid : 5.54 g/l
Appellation : Piekenierskloof
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
The 2015 vintage contributed to a deeper colour than usual. The wine has dark cherries with perfumed floral aromas which flows on to the palate. The palate has a lovely freshness, great length, richness and fine grippy tannins.
Blend Information
100% Grenache
In The Vineyard
This wine was sourced from un-irrigated bush vines that were planted in 1954 in the Piekenierskloof. These vines have its own roots, meaning they were not grafted on to rootstock. The soils are Table Mountain sandstone.
About The Harvest
Harvest commenced on 27th of March. Grapes were harvested at 24.7°B with a total acid of 7.1 g/l and a pH of 3.51.
In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of punch downs before completion of fermentation and malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This wine spent 19 months on 20% new, 20% 2nd , 60% older 500ℓ barrels.

Bottled in August 2016

Additional Information
These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. The mountain vineyards of Piekenierskloof are known to produce outstanding Grenache.

Other Vintages
Neil Ellis Piekenierskloof Grenache 2015 Warren Ellis Grenache
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